I've noticed so many words that are very close to Mandarin and even Cantonese. Makes it easier to learn when you know Mandarin :)
Cuz ancient Vietnamese borrowed many of Chinese words. These 2 countries are so close to each other
It's even easier if you speak Cantonese or some other southern Chinese languages (Hakka, Minnan, Hainanese) that have kept the finals from Middle Chinese that Mandarin has lost (like -k, -t, -p, -m).
Lyzasery, I also wonder why...this is a language learning platform LOL. If There's a Chinese character in the comments, there must be a downvote. :P
The speaker pronounced hộp in difference way in this lesson ...... he makes me confused
Sometimes I think they use a computer to generate these sentences by putting random words together.