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I am Vietnamese-American, and I wasn’t raised speaking Vietnamese. I’m a heritage “speaker” which means that I nhj understand most of it, but I’m absolutely dreadful at pronouncing Vietnamese words and I didn’t learn to read and write it as a child. I finally buckled down in April to work bietnamese my Vietnamese. I looked at the reviews of this version of the book as well as other versions.
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We bought the book as a result. Was it a struggle? But my Vietnamese has improved by leaps and bounds. To be successful with this textbook: This book is pretty much incomprehensible to anybody who only speaks English and is trying to teach himself.
Bonus points for having a native teacher who speaks the Ha Noi dialect. My parents grew up in South Vietnam for obvious reasonsso they don’t actually speak the dialect in elementaey this book is vitnamese.
Most of the time, it’s not a big deal generally, Sai Gon and Ha Noi dialect speakers can grasp what the other dialect’s words meanbut there were a couple of times where both my parents were surprised by some Vietnamese words which were totally new to them. Just because you read the dialogue doesn’t mean that you’ll understand what’s going on in it. The vocab is placed after the dialogue in each chapter, and when they start putting in narratives, the vocab is after those, too.
I think that if I didn’t already understand spoken Vietnamese, learning from this book would’ve been substantially more difficult. I guess I’d just advise working at a slow pace. My mother also used to be a French teacher, so she’s comfortable taking the role of a language teacher. I learned to read, write, and speak French when I was 7. I’ve formally studied French, Spanish, Latin, and Mandarin.
I have a degree in Spanish. I’ve learned a smattering of Portuguese and Italian as well, enough to get around. Vietnamese is my eighth written language, I guess, and it’s hard but still a lot easier than Mandarin. I’m really dreadful bietnamese tones. Don’t pick up this textbook and expect to become fluent in Vietnamese in a day.
It’s a lengthy process that will take time, dedication, and a lot of studying. If you’re not willing to put in the work, don’t buy it. But if you sincerely wish to learn Vietnamese and are willing to put in a lot of effort, pick it up. Bac Hoai Tranwhich I also happen to have. One of vietnammese classmates has the second addition of this book. The dialogues are reworked a bit, vietnqmese if your class uses the third edition, it could be difficult to follow using the second edition.
Other than that, the third edition is mostly just a re-shuffling of the second. The type face was improved, and much of the pronunciation guide was moved from the front where it’s easy to find and helpful to near the end, where it’s harder to find quickly when you need it; this was a very poor decision both practically and organizationally.
If you use the book, you’ll see. While no substitute for elemebtary a native speaker model the language, this section is still useful.
There is a lot of vocabulary introduced and the ramp is a bit steep; this is a good thing. Whether that’s actually bad or not is subjective; however, since most Viet Kieu the Vietnameses diaspora and their descendants are not speakers of northern dialect – including my friends and relatives here in southern California – it strikes me that most students of Vietnamese would be better served by learning Saigon dialect.
Of course, if your purpose of study is to go to Ha Noi and deal with government or business officials there, this would not be the case, but you’re probably also in the small minority of people studying Vietnamese as a foreign language.
Also, like most Vietnamese texts, the speech level in this one is pretty formal. My wife who is a native speaker took one look at it and said, “People don’t nbu talk like that! That doesn’t mean there are not occasions for formal speech in Vietnamese, but my experience which includes having lived in Saigon for a year is that Vietnamese are very friendly and casual, much like most Americans are.
People tell me that the north is more formal and reserved, but I can’t really speak to that; except for a one-week business trip in which I was primarily interacting with other foreigners, I’ve never spent any time in northern Viet Nam. The dialogues and vocabulary in Conversational Vietnamese seem closer to the way people talk I speak little Vietnamese yet, but I understand a fair bit as a result of over 10 years – and counting – married to a native speaker, plus the year I spent in Vietnamesdso if you are a teacher of Vietnamese and are looking for a good text, I recommend that one.
If you’re a ng of Vietnamese and your teacher has chosen this one, well, you’re stuck with it: I’m using it in that way because I think it has better explanations of syntax and tone. Take a look at it if you can.
It’s available on Amazon, but it doesn’t have any “look inside” samples: I’m Vietnamese, but I consider English as my primary language. I know how to speak Vietnamese with my parents, but I think that’s because they’ve grown accustomed to my broken sentence fragments. Plus, I forget basic words sometimes like the Vietnamese word for college, Vieynamese, pregnant etc. Elementaryy when I saw this book, I thought “what the hey I got summer vacation to tackle this. The book teaches you Vietnamese grammar preposition, adverbs, etc.
Sad thing is I barely understood what a preposition meant, so I found myself skimming those parts. The negative or positive to some is the exercises in the book. I don’t think there are answer keys for them so you will have to judge for yourself the correctness of your answer. Overall, I think this is a good beginner book for myself.
The audio CD is a lot more beneficial than the grammar lessons, but hey I’m vietnamesd trying to write a dissertation in Elsmentary or anything like that. I’m just trying to retain my heritage. See all 51 reviews. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
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