Chào mừng quí vị đến với
Chương trình tiếng Việt
About Vietnamese Language
Vietnamese language is considered part of the Austroasiatic language family. It is the official language of
Vietnamese 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 by diacritic marks placed above or under a word.
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 writing system, called chữ Quốc ngữ, was not officially used until the beginning of twentieth century.
Sentence structures in Vietnamese language have the same "subject-verb-object word order as in English. Since there is no inflection and words are invariable in Vietnamese, the language depends on strictly word order to convey meaning.
Example: Tôi học ở Arizona State Univeristy.
I study at Arizona State University.
Vietnamese Language Courses offered at Arizona State University
Last update: March 2017