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Thai and Vietnamese

Thai is Tai language of Tai-Kadai language family. Its' alphabet is derived from Mon and Khmer scripts. Vietnamese is Viet-Muong language of Austroasiatic language family. A large proportion of the vocabulary in Vietnamese has been borrowed from Chinese. Both Thai and Vietnamese are tonal language, so that a change in tone alone can change the meaning of a word.

Would you like to travel to Thailand, one of the most visited countries in the world? Or visiting Vietnam to explore the beauty of Ha Long Bay, an UNESCO World Natural Heritage? Let’s visit the Language Learning Centre of the Hong Kong Central Library to learn some Thai and Vietnamese before travelling.


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