It is very different from English; verbs do not change forms, articles are not used, nouns do not have plural endings, there are no prefixes, no suffixes, no definitives and no distinction among pronouns.
Its complex vocabulary reflects basic cultural values. Older urban people may speak some French, and those who had government jobs in South Vietnam speak some English, or are even fluent.
LANGUAGE Vietnamese is basically a monosyllabic language having six tones, which give the language a sing-song effect.
Only a few urban people, influenced by Western customs, celebrate birthdays, since that occasion is not a Vietnamese customs Nor do Vietnamese send Christmas cards.Wedding and funeral ceremonies are important events and are usually performed with solemn and traditional rituals.