Can Vietnamese understand Mandarin?

Can Vietnamese understand Mandarin?

Because of the difference between Vietnamese and Chinese languages, a Vietnamese native speaker who was born in a Vietnamese family in Vietnam cannot understand nor speak Chinese as their first language. They can speak and understand Chinese as a second language if they learn Chinese.

Is Vietnamese similar to Korean?

Overall, Vietnamese and Korean cultures have basic similarities, but also have remarkable differences. Overall, Vietnamese and Korean cultures have basic similarities, but also have remarkable differences. Vietnamese and Korean cultures have basic similarities because Vietnam and Korea are influenced by China.

Is Vietnamese mutually intelligible with Chinese?

Though linguists have generally divided Vietnamese into three different groups, more recently it has been divided a bit further to provide a more accurate categorization of the dialects. All dialects are generally mutually intelligible, except for some vocabulary differences.

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Does the Korean language sound similar to Mandarin?

However, historically Korean language was heavily influenced by the (old) Chinese language, which makes the pronunciations of many Korean words sound very similar to the Mandarin/Chinese’s counterparts. For example, the term ‘library’ in Korean is 도 I am a Mandarin speaker. None of them sounds close to Mandarin, in my opinion.

Does Vietnamese sound like the Chinese language?

Vietnamese doesn’t exactly sound like any Chinese language that I know of. It sounds distinctly “South East Asian” much much more like Thai and very very distinct from “Southern Chinese” languages. That said-I have had an experience. Some time back, I watched a Vietnamese youtube video clip.

Why are Korean and Vietnamese pronounced the same?

Actually Korean and Vietnamese have many of the same loan words (two syllables) which are pronounced somewhat similarly because the root syllables were borrowed about the same time hundred of years ago (although the two syllables may be the word for a fairly recent concept)*.

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What are the languages that are similar to Chinese?

Of the group, Mandarin is the newest language. Vietnamese although it is classified in a different family than Chinese, Vietnamese will sound closer to the Chinese dialects south of the Yangtze river. Korean is an Altaic family language and has a structure and a faint similarity to Japanese.