Is Vietnamese a dead language?
For us, Vietnamese is a dead language, a withered language, a damaged language, or at best, a verbal language. Rarely is it a written one, at least one written well enough for the public. If there is a crisis we undergo regarding language, it is not about whether to write in English or Vietnamese.
Is Vietnamese the hardest language to learn?
Learning Vietnamese is neither hard nor easy. As we will see, many more aspects of Vietnamese grammar are dễ rather than khó. Realistically, it is more accurate to say that Vietnamese is mostly “an easy language” rather than “a hard language.” However, one aspect of Vietnamese, the pronunciation, is quite difficult.
Do Vietnamese speak English?
In tourist centres many Vietnamese will speak some English, but a lot will speak none. In more remote areas, English speakers can be very rare. Some older Vietnamese will speak more French than English.
Vietnamese contains a lot of words adopted from the languages of China as a result of centuries during which Vietnam was part of the Chinese Empire and as a result of trade and cultural ties of the Vietnamese with the Chinese. … The region in which Cantonese is spoken was called Viet Bei, meaning the northern Viet.
What language is similar to Vietnamese?
More than half of Vietnamese vocabulary can be traced back to Chinese. Thai has also taken some loan words from the official language of China. This is why the two languages have shared vocabularies. There are plenty of words that are the same in both the languages.