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Truyện Kiều

For the more advanced learners, try reading the most significant work of Vietnamese literature, Truyện Kiều (the Tale of Kieu) by Nguyễn Du, entirely in Vietnamese!

http://www.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/~duc/sach/kieu/nguyen_du.html

On a side note, check out these cool alternative những bảng chữ cái tiếng Việt:

http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/natlangs.htm#vietnamese

June 11, 2016

20 Comments


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

I picked up a copy of the bilingual book on the cheap from Amazon, it was like $4 total. It's useful to have Vietnamese on the left and English on the right. This is an advanced read for sure. @_@


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Takei61

What do you think about Nguyen Du?


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

I think he was an important pioneer of Vietnamese literature


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Takei61

Oh! Do you learning Vietnamese?


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

Vâng, tôi đang học tiếng Việt. Tôi đã bắt đầu lại bởi hai ngày trước.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Takei61

Bạn có thích tìm hiểu văn học Việt Nam không? Có một bài thơ của Chế Lan Viên tôi rất thích.

Trích


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

Tôi quan tâm đến nó, nhưng đó không phải là mục tiêu chính của tôi. Kia tốt, tuy nhiên!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suxi1709

Bạn là người nước nào thế ? Học Tiếng Việt mới 2 ngày trước mà bạn có thể nói thế là Ok nhưng BẮT ĐẦU LẠI BỞI 2 NGÀY TRƯỚC là sao ?


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

Tôi xin lỗi, gì?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Takei61

Người nước ngoài mà hc tiếng Việt thế là tốt lắm rồi bạn!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Takei61

Mình cũng đâu có bảo bn nói thế đâu


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

Bạn ấy mới học mà bạn viết nửa Anh nửa Việt thế thì hiểu sao được?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Takei61

Ồ, tôi biết mà. Cố lên nhé! Keep going! :))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suxi1709

Ý mình là mọi người thường nói BẮT ĐẦU VÀO HAI NGÀY TRƯỚC chứ không nói từ bởi. Nhưng bạn học cũng giỏi mà ! Keep up the good work !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suxi1709

Mk chỉ góp ý thôi mà chứ có bảo bạn ấy học kém đâu ?


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

ThanhHang2006 mình nghĩ mới học nên có thể dùng [Google Translate].


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

Hm. I would never recommend this one for learners of Vietnamese. It's an advanced read for natives! That said, it's utterly beautiful and an entirely worthy endeavour for those who want to tackle it. The writing is superlative and beautifully lyrical, and the language alone makes reading it desirable. That said, to fully understand the story, you really have to understand the nuances of a collectivist society and the idea of love, both romantic and filial, within that society. I suspect it'll be quite a different reading experience for those who grew up in individualistic societies, but having no first-hand experience, I couldn't be sure of whether it'll be a positive or negative thing.


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

Nice opinion. In case you can't read between the lines, I did say "advanced," didn't I?


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

You said "advanced learners." I said that I wouldn't recommend this for learners, which includes advanced or otherwise. There's more to Truyện Kiều than just the story. If it were just a prettily written story, than yeah, advanced learners would do fine with a little persistence and stubbornness, but that's not all there is to it.


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

I didn't ask for an opinion, nor was I suggesting this as a learning resource. I was only sharing it in case someone wanted to have a crack at it.

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