What's the most difficult thing when learning Vietnamese?
Pangu wrote:It depends on the individual.
From my personal experience, the two most difficult things were pronunciation and pronouns.
Even though my native language Mandarin is also tonal, I had some trouble with Vietnamese tones. But I had more problems with some of the sounds. For example, the ng-, tr- and distinguishing between c & g... etc.
In Vietnamese, although there is an universal "you" and "I", it's considered rude to use them unless you are very familiar with someone. In general, you would use a different pronoun to refer to the yourself and the person you're speaking to depending on both people's gender and age. Even today I would have to pause and think for a second before I use a pronoun. It just takes practice.
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