Translation:Người phụ nữ
Unfortunately, due to double diacritic marks, there would be too many to put down below. There are 12 vowels: a e i o u y ă â ê ô ơ ư, and 5 tone marks ´ ` ˀ ˜ .. So these tone marks can be put on any of the vowels creating 72 possible vowels: á à ả ã ạ é è ẻ ẽ ẹ í ì ỉ ĩ ị ó ò ỏ õ ọ ú ù ủ ũ ụ ý ỳ ỷ ỹ ỵ ắ ằ ẳ ẵ ặ ấ ầ ẩ ẫ ậ ế ề ể ễ ệ ố ồ ổ ỗ ộ ớ ờ ở ỡ ợ ứ ừ ử ữ ự and also the letter đ. So it's not practical to add the buttons.
Better try installing UniKey and open it when you want to practice Vietnamese (www.unikey.org | Vietnamese Keyboard for Windows and Linux).
Sometimes I want to use the Windows keyboard for Vietnamese because I change languages fast but I still have problems with diacritics (typo errors are showed when the sentence is exactly the same as the course shows as correct!).
And the writing experience is much better, an example:
- to write bạn
with W keyboard, the order is: b, a, 9, n
with UniKey (and TELEX input method), you can choose two different orders:
b, a, n, j (the letter j is for the dot below)
b, a, j, n
Beside this, you can type numbers directly with UniKey.
And with W keyboard, the diacritics, vowels with diacritics and the consonant đ are on the place of the numbers. The worst, you can make mistakes like this:
- baṇ or ḅan (to put b or n with dot below is not possible with UniKey and TELEX input method)
One more advantage, with UniKey you can choose a combination to start or stop the Vietnamese input, that is changing between Vietnamese and English keyboard (for example, I am using ALT + Z).
Good luck bạn của mình! =)
Well, if you do it in English first and have it translated into Vietnamese, I guess it is. The thing is, you don't always get the answer that Duolingo gives if you do it that way. What I do is set the translator on Vietnamese, and I use the Vietnamese keyboard to type the answer. I'm doing the same thing I do on Duolingo, but I have access to the accents. Then I cut and paste.
Another way you could do this is sign up with Study Blue, which is a free flashcard maker (they do have an upgrade that costs money, but you don't have to use it). The flashcard maker also has all the symbols, and then you can print out your cards to study offline. I do find that Study Blue gets persnickety when I cut and paste from it, so I usually use Google...but since I make flashcard on Duo lessons, sometimes I still do it that way.