https://www.duolingo.com/britace

It seems like Duolingo is using Northern pronounciation

I live in San Jose, CA and would prefer to learn with the Southern accent that is used in the Vietnamese community here. Is there a way to switch?

2 years ago

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There's no way to switch. Someone's regional dialect needs to be the standard, and in Vietnamese it's the north's.

It's really not that big of a deal though. The only big difference is between the northern z sound and the southern y sound. With words like dễ, rẻ and giỏi, just keep a mental note to pronounce them with a y if you want the Saigon accent.

2 years ago
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