Is Vietnamese language influenced by French?

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Is Vietnamese language influenced by French?

Vietnamese French is based on standard French, but contains words that have been influenced not only by Vietnamese but also by Chinese and English, the latter due to U.S. presence in the south during the Vietnam War.

Q. Is Vietnamese or Chinese harder?

I’m going to say: Vietnamese has a more complex phonology and Mandarin a far more difficult writing system. … Just about the only thing more difficult in Mandarin is its writing system. Other than that I’d say: Pronunciation: Definitely harder in Vietnamese.

Q. Is Vietnamese derived from Chinese?

Vietnamese contains a lot of words adopted from the languages of China as a result of centuries during which Vietnam was part of the Chinese Empire and as a result of trade and cultural ties of the Vietnamese with the Chinese.

Q. Why do Vietnamese use Latin?

In an effort to ease pedagogy, the Catholics developed quoc ngu, a romanization of Vietnamese. When the French conquered Vietnam, quoc ngu systematically replaced Chu Nom as the written language for everybody. … Under Ataturk, the first President of the Republic, a latin alphabet was designed and applied to the language.

Cantonese and Vietnamese are most certainly not from the same language family. Vietnamese is Austro-Asiatic (related to Mon, Khmer, etc.).

Q. Do Vietnamese speak Cantonese?

Over half of the ethnic Chinese population in Vietnam speaks Cantonese as a native language and the variety also serves as a lingua franca between the different Chinese dialect groups.

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