Learn Vietnamese with The Pimsleur Method
Speak Vietnamese like a native!
It’s now possible to speak and understand a foreign language effortlessly. The world-famous Pimsleur Method™ combines well-established research, most-useful
vocabulary and a completely intuitive process to get you speaking right from the first day. All Pimsleur® courses feature real-world context and
flexible vocabulary enabling you to learn your new language in a fluid, natural way. Pimsleur gives you everything you need. It’s the simplest way
to start speaking a new language today.
About the Vietnamese
Some 80 million people in Vietnam and approximately two million Vietnamese overseas speak Vietnamese. Vietnam is also home to 60 or so smaller ethnic groups who speak indigenous languages. Some Vietnamese speak Russian and/or English, and some older Vietnamese speak French. However, the majority of social, political, and cultural communication in Vietnam is conducted in Vietnamese.
The Vietnamese language has three main dialects: northern, central, and southern. The differences between the dialects lie in both the vocabulary and the phonetic system. However, Vietnamese understand each other despite these differences.
The Pimsleur course introduces the contemporary Hanoi (“northern”) dialect, the widely-accepted “standard” Vietnamese. The Hanoi dialect is the one most often used in news broadcasts on national Vietnamese radio and television and in Vietnamese books, newspapers, and magazines.
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