You could listen and understand all about Vietnamese, and the next step is speaking Vietnamese like Vietnamese people. No other way besides speaking it fearlessly. But someone will say that who I can talk to because I have no Vietnamese friend. That’s a challenge that you must achieve it. Let’s try our recommendation and feel the difference between before and after. Let’s start it now!
1. Talking to social media:
Actually you need some kind of courage, but many foreigners tried it and it works. Let’s see this Vlogger from channel “brokethehabit”. His channel’s name told everything about his Vlog’s concept. Just try it and you will know that you can or not. The following clip is the challenge “Speaking Vietnamese only in a Vlog”. Put your camera on and speak it, people in social will listen to you!
Let’s pick a topic for your speech. What you interested in or what’s in trend at that time. It may be your young age, your family, the reason why do you want to learn Vietnamese, Vietnamese food, Vietnamese culture…
2. Listening and speaking exactly what they say in the clip
Maybe you wonder how it works. Language does not includes only vocabulary or grammar, the idiom and how they talk to each other in real life are also important.
Just watch the following Friend Zone short movie. You will know more about “I-you” in this in-trend relationship. That is “Boss – Sen” (it used to be I-you for human and dog, but Vietnamese youth nowadays use it for I-you in Friend Zone.) We don’t recommend that you must use it, but clearly it makes you understand more about our country, culture and language. Language changes day by day, so update every day is not a bad idea.
Practice Vietnamese by watching Vietnamese short films is not a good idea
Now, just find your best friend and practice Vietnamese with him or her.
3. Listen to music and make your own version
We have a generation of singers who are too talented and good looking. They own a lot of MV with huge views on Youtube and other websites such as mp3.zing.vn, nhaccuatui.com, nhacpro.net… Listen to a song and sing it as your own version in free time is not a bad idea. We’d like to recommend you this song named “Anh ơi ở lại – Don’t go my love”. We heard that Thai people call Chi Pu that Vietnam’s Aum Patcharapa . Chi Pu is a singer that always invests in her MV. She made the same way for this MV by hiring Korean director and staff. And this MV inspired by a very famous fairy tale of Vietnam called “Tam Cam” that has some details like Cinderella.
Tam and Cam are stepsisters. After father was dead, stepmother and Cam trick Tam like a slave. Tam must do everything to serve everyone. One day, Tam meets The Prince by chance and drops one side of her shoes. The Prince holds the festival for every girl in the country to come to try the shoes. Finally, The Prince finds his girl. Although Cam did everything ever cut his heel but the one’s not right it’s always not right. But Cam not except the destiny. She finds the way to kill Tam and sits on Tam’s position. She can do it successfully but following with revenge from Tam’s soul. Tam’s reincarnations are in the bird, loom and golden apple. And finally, Tam comes back to The Prince’s side. In this MV, Chi Pu based on Cam’s feeling to warn everyone that sometimes our soulmates are by our side. They may not show off their love but they always care about you. Let close your eyes and feel that who is your Mr./Ms. Right. Enjoy the clip and learn Vietnamese in the lyrics.
Anh ơi ở lại - one of the MVs that were influenced by Vietnamese fairy tales
Now let’s pick up your mobile phone and make your own version. We’re looking forward to hearing it.
4. Collect vocabulary as much as you can
If you want to speak Vietnamese fluently, the most important is your collection of vocabulary. Practice it every day as your habit. Scientists say that if you have done anything for 15 days in a row, it will be your habit. You could have a notebook to note the vocabulary you listen or read every day, or make a card of vocabulary in your phone and open to read it whenever you can. And don’t forget to use it in a sentence.
Example: With the word “đi chơi” – go out, hang out, go traveling
Let make a sentence with this word
- Hôm nay tôi đi chơi với bạn. – Today, I go out with my friend.
- Hôm qua, cô ta đi chơi cả ngày – Yesterday, she went out all day.
- Mẹ không cho tôi đi chơi – My mom didn’t allow me to go out.
*** Example for card of vocabulary
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