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Basics-1 Discussion

What are your thoughts on this new language?

April 21, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Thank goodness they start off with the most basic essential words like 'ferris wheel' and 'bat'. I can't imagine ever having to have a conversation in Vietnamese without mentioning my ferris wheel full of bats.

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

The next time I order Bánh mì chay (I have a bit of an addiction to them) I may have to ask about that.

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vedun

The ferris wheel is the new hovercraft...

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/H.Autumn

She is me, I am you... It seems strange. Difficult language, but it's interesting.

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chou117

Hello. I'm glad that you think Vietnamese is interesting. Sorry for the silly sentences, but it's Basic-1, we cannot teach learners more complicated words. "She", "He", "You", "I" are the most basic. Thus, the sentences are just for you to get used to the Vietnamese keyboard, the pronunciation, sentence structure, and remember these fundamental words! The sentences will get more creative, diverse and useful more in next skills! Keep up the good work!

April 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/israelpolasak

Oh the spelling and remembering all the accent marks is way too hard for me xD, I can not even remember how to say anything after 10 seconds because of the way all the words jumble xD

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/israelpolasak

ty :)

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John00625

I feel like this is a really hard language to learn because this is a tonal language and the written form needs accent marks (and lots of them!). But with any language, practice is key.

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/germanwannabee

There are a lot of places with missing audio, but it is very fun.

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gingerninja3148

I just tried some for fun and I have never tried a tonal language before so I though why not. It seems to be very hard! I can't remember a single word haha. It seems like an interesting language but when I go back to school I will not have time for it so I will just do lessons here and there. However, I wish everyone who is eager to learn the langauge the best of luck. The tips and notes are very helpful and good so far which makes things a bit easier.

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jungerstein

I think that this language has some words that seem amazing for who speaks certain languages: tôi means me (cf. French toi), and táo means apple (cf. Chinese táo, peach).

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ckhadung

For apple, "táo" is actually a "formal" form. Where I grew up in the south, we call it "bom", evidently taken from "pomme". During the making of this course, I encountered a lot of words from both Chinese and French origins.

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

Very cool. Bánh mì was easy :)

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LanguageButcher

The sentences are a bit weird.

"You are me." I think the intention here might have been "You and me."

The order is a bit off as well. "The man" was introduced before "man."

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

Every language I've taken has had weird basic sentences. It's duo's trademark.

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/legatrix

Indeed!

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LanguageButcher

French has weird sentences, but "you are me" is not logical. I can't think of a single situation where you can use it. "If you were me," now that's valid.

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ckhadung

When my future-self visits me, I would say that. But anyways, these sentences aim to help learners to understand Vietnamese basic sentence structure and subject/object pronouns.

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

Maybe you are discussing films:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2970700/

Maybe you are talking about music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbf2c0JBJic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBGTNw5iKns

Just because you personally don't use it does not make it invalid.

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John00625

Does anybody know when the Words tab comes up

April 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeonMoogle

I didn't really have an interest in learning it, but I decided to do the first lesson out of curiosity. Vietnamese is nothing like I've ever seen before: its actually kinda hard! I think I'm done for now. (I'm busy with school anyway.) I might come back to it at a later time.

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Detective_

An interesting language...I think that.

April 23, 2016
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