Having difficulty remembering the tones in Vietnamese?

One of the easiest aspects of learning Vietnamese is the spelling of words – it’s very predictable and most words follow the spelling rules, but remembering the tones? That’s another story. One of the easiest ways to memorise the tones on the vocabulary you acquire is to use the words immediately,  by texting or emailing your Vietnamese friends. Here’s the keyboard guide to Vietnamese tones:

Type these letters at the end of a word and the correct tone will appear:

huyền: f      eg này

sắc: s          eg chúng ta

nặng: j        eg tại sao

ngã   : x      eg đã

hỏi : r         eg bẩn

 

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