Thursday, 24 May 2018 09:14

Pot-au-Pho

French loan words in Vietnamese

Published in Briefings
Thursday, 08 June 2017 17:10

Language Exchange Videos

Learning Vietnamese (or even English) with YouTube

Published in Briefings
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 06:10

Learning Vietnamese

And learn something about this country’s culture

Published in The Big Story
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 05:10

The Language Beast

Learning Vietnamese isn’t as difficult as you think. It’s much tougher than that. Linguist Peter Scott ought to know

Published in The Final Say
Monday, 08 July 2013 06:20

Separated by a Common Language

Separated by a  Common Language

English speakers like to talk about what’s across the pond, or the Atlantic in layman’s terms. But in Vietnam it’s all about what’s across the Hai Van Pass, that landmass separating Hue and Danang.

Published in Briefings
Monday, 27 September 2010 05:04

White Face Syndrome

Learning Vietnamese can be frustrating...



Many foreigners living in Vietnam try to get a grasp of the language, but they find it hard going. First there are the tones, an alien concept to anyone whose root language is from outside of East Asia. Then there’s the back-of-the-mouth pronunciation and the consonants that are different in almost every way to the parts of speech emanating from elsewhere.

Published in Features
Monday, 07 March 2011 06:16

Not Just in English

Not Just In English

For many years people have asked us, why don’t we do a print edition of The Word 100 percent in Vietnamese? In response we have cited a myriad of reasons to keep our publication as it is — there is a growing English language market in this country; our city is going the way of Singapore, with English becoming a viable second language; publishing in English gives us access to a niche, well-educated readership with spending power. Not to mention that our senior editor is from the UK.

Published in Features

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