6 Tones in Vietnamese – Is it really that difficult? How to overcome

6 tones in Vietnamese

6 tones in Vietnamese

Before learning the Tones, our students used to give them many different names. Like “dấu ngã” – the wavy tone/ broken tone was once called the “up a little bit – down a little bit – then up a little bit”.

6 tones in Vietnamese
6 tones in Vietnamese

This video which explains in detail all 6 tones in Northern Vietnamese will help you master all the tricky weird marks above and below the vowels in Vietnamese words. Check it out and let us know which one is your favorite and which one is the most difficult 🙂

Also, don’t forget to check out our video on Vietnamese Alphabet!

Another explanation from one of our students

Our student – John – shares a very interesting theory: Vietnamese actually has 8 tones.

What do you think?

Do you agree?

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