Chào mừng quí vị đến với chương
trình tiếng Việt!
language is considered
part of the Austroasiatic
language family. It
is the official language of Vietnam, spoken by
approximately ninety million
Vietnamese people in Vietnam
and about three million expatriate
Europe, North America, Australia,
and other parts of the
are three main
dialects: Hà Nội (Northern Vietnamese), Huế (Central Vietnamese), and
(Southern Vietnamese) which correspond to the three main regions of Vietnam.
Nội dialect is the widely accepted and mostly used in mass media in Vietnam.
dialects differ in terms of pronunciation and to a certain extent in
vocabulary. Speakers of different
dialects can understand one another.
About Vietnamese Language
is a tonal language and has six tones mid-level, low
-falling, high-rising, low-fall rising, high-rising broken, and
low-falling broken. These changes of the tones or the pitch
levels cause the change in the meaning of a word. The tones are denoted
diacritic marks placed above or under a word.
Sentence structures in Vietnamese language have the same
"subject-verb-object word order as in English. Since there is
inflection and words are invariable in Vietnamese, the language depends
on strictly word order to convey meaning.
Tôi học ở Arizona
I study at Arizona
The current writing system of Vietnamese language
developed by Catholic missionaries in the mid-seventeenth century was
influenced by Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and French. This Roman
system, called chữ Quốc ngữ, was not
officially used until the beginning of twentieth century.