Vietnamese might be considered challenging for English speakers, but it can be valuable in business, and also make you feel part of a very tight-knit community. With the right approach, and help from Rosetta Stone, Vietnamese is not an impossible feat.
Here are a handful of common Vietnamese words you can start with:
While it’s possible to quickly pick up some Vietnamese words and a few basic phrases, it would be difficult to learn the language on your own. That’s where Rosetta Stone comes in.
Rosetta Stone's immersive approach will help you learn the Vietnamese language , not just the words. This method is effective in preparing you to use your new language in your everyday life. It’s not just about the features, but what you’re able to do because of them. Words are presented in the situations in which they’d occur, called contextualized learning. This is part of Dynamic Immersion, the methodology that is the backbone of the Rosetta Stone language-learning programs. This approach leaves you equipped to handle any situation with ease and confidence.
While we won’t pretend Vietnamese is a simple language, there are things you can focus on to make it easier. Vietnamese is a very consistent language. Take advantage of things like subject-verb-object word order and phonetic spellings to quickly spot patterns and get a feel for the language. In Vietnamese grammar, there are no genders or plurals, so nouns are simple and straightforward. Verbs are also remarkably easy to conjugate.
Many sounds in Vietnamese are tricky for English speakers. Additionally, there are six tones in Vietnamese, and each one can change the meaning of the word, making pronunciation especially important in this language. To get comfortable with conversational Vietnamese, practicing pronunciation will be among the most important things you do.
To help develop accurate pronunciation, Rosetta Stone embeds TruAccent™, our patented speech-recognition engine, into each and every lesson. Instant feedback is given so you can make corrections and practice until your mouth gets used to shaping the distinct sounds that make up the Vietnamese language. This helps you align your accent with that of fluent Vietnamese speakers, and can be very effective in helping you learn to understand phrases in your new language.
Surround yourself with Vietnamese whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app .
Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .
The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.