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More adventures learning Vietnamese with the security guard

Despite our dubious abilities to speak English and Vietnamese, lunch time lessons with the bảo vệ continue on a regular basis, a linguistic punctuation to the working day. Against the … Continue reading

September 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Vietnamese numberology

One of the first things you should learn in Vietnam is how to count. Getting this sorted makes life a lot easier. With that in mind, here’s a little phonetic … Continue reading

June 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Alt Tieng Viet studying going well

Progress is being made, I think, studying Tieng Viet with the security guard. I have learnt all the basics of security guarding as well as motorbike license plate recognition. Among … Continue reading

May 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Learn Vietnamese on the streets of Hanoi

After discarding the idea of a 12 month stretch in a Vietnamese prison as the ultimate language immersion course, I have hit on a much better alternative…hanging out at lunchtime … Continue reading

August 10, 2018 · 6 Comments