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"She speaks Vietnamese because she is Vietnamese."

Translation:Cô ấy nói tiếng Việt tại vì cô ấy là người Việt Nam.

June 2, 2016


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I suppose the difference between "tieng Viet" and "nguoi Viet" is the difference between the Vietnamese language and the Vietnamese ethnicity?

June 2, 2016


Yes, you are correct.

Tiếng = voice, sound, language.
Người = people, human, person.

June 3, 2016


Why "người Việt Nam" instead of "người Việt"?

December 26, 2017


I've heard that "người Việt" refers to "Kinh people". They account for 86% of the Vietnamese population, so the expression "người Việt" might exclude the other 14%. It's only my opinion though...

August 7, 2018


You can say both/use both interchangeably. First one is "a person OF Vietnam" vs. "a Vietnamese person"

March 3, 2019


Both are correct. We often use "người Việt" for short. Same with "người Nhật" and "người Nhật Bản", "người Hàn" and "người Hàn Quốc",...

July 11, 2019
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