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Southern or Northern accent?

The course is mostly in Northern accent, but personally I switch to South cause I'm from da South :P Would it be a problem if I stick to Southern accent or stay with the Northern accent to make it easier?

April 22, 2016

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

I suppose the answer depends on what you plan to use the language for. For example, if your family is from the south and you plan to talk mainly with them then it would make sense to stick with the southern accent.

April 22, 2016

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

How would you switch ? Do you mean in the course ? And isnt northern the most common ?

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tea-macaron

no, both Hanoi (Northern) and Saigon (Southern) accents are common. If you live in the US, the type of Vietnamese dialect you'll hear the most is the Saigon dialect due to a lot of Southern Vietnamese refugees and immigrants coming here after the Vietnam War.

April 22, 2016

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

How would you switch?

My family is from the South side of Vietnam, so I am used to the Southern accent :P

April 22, 2016

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

Most Vietnamese actually speak a variant of Southern Vietnamese.

April 22, 2016

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

Is there also a central dialect ? I have heard there about 5 major accents , is that correct ?

April 22, 2016

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

Yep :)

April 22, 2016
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