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Learning to read and write Vietnamese

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  • Many Viet Kieu cannot read and write. That is a shame. It's really quite easy. We use roman characters- abc,etc. Sometimes I will even read something without knowing what it means. So it's straightforward, simple. Reading/writing should only take a few hours to learn. Of course there's follow up but that's small potatoes.
    I know Yoshi, John, Steve, and several others could benefit from a sit down and walk-through. Anybody else here need to learn? Don't be shy. You can message me too privately. We're here to help.

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  • Qui

    Do you guys still meetup for Vietnamese lessons?

    January 9, 2013

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    A former member

    Oops. When I said "rent", I should've said "reserve". It doesn't cost money to reserve at the library - i.e. Arlington Library.

    December 16, 2010

  • Lee

    I could benefit from a lesson myself. :-d

    December 16, 2010

  • Joe N.

    Thanks for sharing the link John. Looks like a great introduction people can leisurely do at home.
    You also said a four letter word though- rent. Which is like another four letter word- tien(money). No way we should pay for a place to study! For the Chinese club, I arranged and will be hosting a FREE Mandarin language study at Arlington library.
    http://www.meetup.com/chinese-13/calendar/15613863/
    They were paying $10 to sit and eat in expensive and nasty Teaism! So I did my thing- skillz :)

    December 16, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    We can rent out study rooms in libraries. I used to go to Korean language study groups in Fairfax and Arlington.

    Only problem I see is that a lot of us are at very different levels in Vietnamese language. But who knows...

    I found this website with online lessons that I'm going to use to somewhat help me get started on learning Vietnamese: http://www.seasite.niu.edu/vietnamese/VNLanguage/SupportNS/tableofcontent.htm

    December 16, 2010

  • Hieu

    I could use some lessons. Those accent marks can get tricky...don't want to accidentally say the wrong thing. A group trip to VN sounds fun.

    December 16, 2010

  • TK

    You'd think I'd know how to spell goi cuon by now. I can recognize it on the menu and pronounce it well enough that the waitress understands but ask me how to spell it and I become dyslexic.

    Speaking of traveling in VN, has this group considered a trip there?

    December 15, 2010

  • Joe N.

    Don't worry about addressing superiors/inferiors too much. You have to get used to that over time. I'm still not 100%. Now 18 year old girls call me "chu". BOO HOO! I'm no longer an "anh".
    Oh, on ur profile, I believe it's goi cuon- the fresh non-fried spring rolls right?
    Yoshi bothers me all the time when he wants to know how to write something in Viet to the girls he chats with :)
    Learning to read and write could mean life and death if ur traveling in VN. Trust me I went EVERYWHERE there.

    December 15, 2010

  • TK

    I'm in. First requested lesson is all the different ways to address people. That always throw me off. What I'm talking about is anh, ba, co, etc.

    December 15, 2010

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    Hi! I would like to meet new people and experience NOVA culture.

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    Hi everybody. I founded this group to promote Viet culture, language, networking, social and... more

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