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Chao ong from Vietnam

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Chao ong from VIETNAM

Email from Vietnam

I live in Ho Chi Minh City ... I may join in the discussion for a cultural exchange with other teachers.

Information from Vietnam

working in the paddy field There are many ways to say hello in Vietnamese according to the person you are saying it to. For example, to a man, it would be: chao ong, to a woman, it would be: chao ba, as ong means man, and ba means woman. Vietnamese is a difficult language to pronounce, especially for westerners, since it is a tonal language. A slight change in tone will change the meaning of the word.

In 1976 Vietnam became the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Saigon, in the south, was renamed Ho Chi Minh City.

At the end of the Vietnam War, hundreds of thousands of refugees left Vietnam; many sailing in boats to Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia. Our partner was a school pupil at the time and became one of the "boat people". His journey took him to the US but later he returned to Vietnam to teach.

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We would like to thank Doctor Mark McLeod for the photographs

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