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How to read Vietnamese fast

Summary

You need only a pen or text editor. Write short words many times. You will read and write without subvocalization.

Vietnamese is written in a Latin alphabet. But it is very different from English.

Vietnamese is influenced by Chinese language and character. Syllables are written separately. Most of words can be written in Chinese characters.

Writing training will improve your reading skills. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

Contents
  • Typing and Speed Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Keyboard
  • Pronunciation
  • Writing Training
  • Grammar
  • News
  • Other Languages
  • Typing and Speed Reading

    You need only a text editor. Change the window size and the font size.

    Or you can use a pen and paper.

    Write short words repeatedly

    vietnamese 2letters
    vietnamese 3letters
    vietnamese 4letters

    Type short words like these images. Repeat form 2 letter word to 4 letter word. You don't have to type long words.

    This is a training about subvocalization. You will get tired of typing. And you will type without internal speech.

    Write sentences with line breaks

    reading multiple lines

    Write a short sentence like this image. This is a training for reading multiple lines. You will read lines at once. Write other sentences with line breaks.

    You should learn words with pronunciation. Practice writing and speaking alternately.

    Reading Comprehension

    You have to improve your reading comprehension. Read many books and websites. Write many sentences.

    The word order is similar to English. Guess the structure and meaning of sentences. And learn particles.

    Read Vietnamese Wikipedia. The pages have similar structures. Some words are written like English.

    Increase your knowledge and vocabulary. Read and watch news.

    Most of words can be written in Chinese character. Learn words with Wiktionary. Read VinaWiki.

    Writing training improves your reading comprehension. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

    Keyboard

    Vietnamese has letters of ă, â, đ, ê, ô, ơ, and ư. You have to add a languages or input method for diacritical marks.

    Pronunciation

    Syllables are written separately. And most of words have 1 or 2 syllables.

    Learn the relationship between the spelling and the pronunciation. It will help you learn words.

    syllable

    Imagine the structure of syllable. Vietnamese syllables have consonants and vowels and tones.

    Learn vowels and consonants with IPA symbols.

    Writing Training

    Writing training will improve your reading skills. Write many sentences.

    svo

    Imagine the structure of sentence, clause, and phrase.

    Vietnamese has SVO word order.

    Practice with the basic word order. And learn topic-comment structure.

    relationship

    Imagine some situations and relationships.

    Think about their relationships, positions, purposes, motives, etc.

    Vietnamese pronouns indicate social status, family relationship and kinship.

    structure

    Use various images. Write various sentences.

    Grammar

    There is no inflection. The word order and helper words are important.

    Write and speak simple sentences.

    Compare Vietnamese helper words with English syntaxes.

    News

    VOA has Vietnamese contents. You can read and watch Vietnamese news.

    Other Languages

    Vietnamese is influenced by Chinese. It has many words from Chinese.

    You can learn Vietnamese words with Chinese characters. Use Wiktionary.