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!
On a side note, check out these cool alternative những bảng chữ cái tiếng Việt:
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. @_@
Bạn có thích tìm hiểu văn học Việt Nam không? Có một bài thơ của Chế Lan Viên tôi rất thích.
Tôi quan tâm đến nó, nhưng đó không phải là mục tiêu chính của tôi. Kia tốt, tuy nhiên!
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 ?
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 !
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.
Nice opinion. In case you can't read between the lines, I did say "advanced," didn't I?
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.