- Skype teachers
- Free trial lesson
- Flexible appointments
The most difficult part of learning Vietnamese is definitely the proper pronunciation. This differs greatly to many Western languages and makes it very hard for most people to get the right tone. If you pronounce a word in the wrong way, it might have a totally different meaning.
The Vietnamese language has six different tones:
|level||ngang (không dấu)||none||ma (ghost)|
|sharp rising||dấu sắc||́||má (mother)|
|hanging||dấu huyền||̀||mà (where/which)|
|falling rising, asking||dấu hỏi||̉||mả (grave)|
|high rising, tumbling||dấu ngã||̃||mã (horse)|
|heavy||dấu nặng||̣||mạ (rice seeding)|
In the table below you can find all the vowel combinations.
|Vowel combination||Phonetic sound|
In this table we present to you all the consonant combinations.
|Consonant combination||Phonetic sound||Examples and how it sounds like|
|ch||[c]||cho as in chip|
|gi||[z]||giá as in zoo|
|gh||[g]||ghen as in goal|
|kh||[x]||khói as in loch|
|ng||[ŋ]||ngồi as in sing|
|ngh||[ŋ]||nghe as in wing|
|nh||[ɲ]||nhanh as in canyon|
|ph||[f]||phở as in fine|
|qu||[kw]||quen as in queen|
|th||[th]||thích as is top|
|tr||[ʈʂ]||trơn as in church|
The right intonation of the words is essential to understanding and communicating in Vietnamese. Studying all the basics of pronunciations will help you get around and the locals will understand you better.
4.5/5 from 4 reviews
Hi everybody, my name is Thành, now I’m 30 years olds. I’m living in Hà Nội, the capital of Viet Nam. Believe me, learn Vietnamese is... not difficult, you only take 1 hour per day to learn the basic of Vietnamese. I’m sure you will have more relax time when learn and practice vietnamese with me. Let’s become my friend and a my student. Hope to see you soon (@.@) Read more