Are Vietnamese people friendly?

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Are Vietnamese people friendly?

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YES! YES! YES!

They are unbelievablely friendly, hospitable and polite. Extremely polite to be exact.

I have been learning Vietnamese for a long time, every Vietnamese people I met, old or young, male or female, factory workers or college students, they are all polite and welcome me sincerely. when I first start my Vietnamese study, A college girl helped me with my bad Vietnamese pronunciation, correcting every syllable for me over and over again; and another college girl from the university of haiphong helped me with my grammar, she is really a good girl, I regard her as a little sister.

They are all nice people.

Mặc dù có cãi vã tranh chấp, mong muốn nhân dân hai nước sẽ là bạn bè với nhau mãi mãi.

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I live in northern Vietnam most of the time. I talk about my views on northern Vietnam

I think Vietnamese people have their own culture and traditions. Some are similar to Chinese, but some do not. Most people do not like to lose face and mind others'evaluation to them. Help you solve small problems. They like to smile when meeting other people.

Vietnamese get family as their center.they do not usually believe in other people, including foreigners. Some people have not much public aware

When I go to buy good quality for example to buy vegetables at the entrance. There are shippers very enthusiastic,but they will buy me at higher price

Many Vietnamese people do not like Chinese people. Perhaps, many Chinese people have come to Vietnam or live in rude and disrespectful manner to local people. The media (such as newspapers, radio , television, etc.) and networks (such as facebook, zalo · · · ·) Vietnam mainly reported negative content about China, and ignored positive side. History also influenced.

I like to make friends with vietnamese and like to drink tea together.

Tôi sống ở miền bắc việt nam hầu hết thời gian. Tôi nói về quan điểm của tôi về miền bắc việt nam

Tôi nghĩ người việt có văn hóa và truyền thống riêng của họ.Một số tương tự như trung quốc ,nhưng một số thì không.Hầu hết mọi người không thích mất mặt(lose face)và chủ ỳ đánh giá của ngưới khác.Họ vui lòng giúp bạn giải quyết nếu vấn để nhỏ.Họ thích cười khi gặp người khác.

Ngưới việt nạm chú trọng gia định,gồm:cuộc sống,và thành viên.Họ có lẽ tin các người thân,nhưng họ không thường tin được người khác,gồm người nước ngoài.một số ngưới thiếu nhận thức cộng đồng và không rất quan tâm về lợi ích của công đồng.

Khi tôi đi mua sắc ví dụ đi mua rau bên đướng.Có các chủ hàng rất nhiệt tình,nhương họ sẽ mua cho tôi bắng giá cả cao hơn với ngưới bính dân.

Rất nhiếu ngưới việt nam không thích ngưới trung quốc.Có lẽ, rất nhiếu ngưới trung quốc đã đến hoặc sống ở việt nam biểu hiện khiếm nhã và không tôn trọng người địa phương.các phương tiện truyền thông (như báo chí, truyền thanh, truyền hình…) và mạng lưới (như facebook、zalo····)Việt Nam chủ yếu báo cáo nội dung tiêu cực về Trung Quốc, và bỏ qua mặt tích https://cực.Li ̣ch sử cũng có ảnh hưởng.

Tôi thích kết bạn vơi ngưới việt và thích uống trà cũng với nhau.

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I just traveled to Vietnam, and was so impressed with the land and people. Granted, I spent all my time in the Southern part. I never got further north than Da Nang, where, by the way, I plan to make a home at some point. I liked them that much.

The people are very friendly, very polite, helpful for the befuddled foreigner to a fault, and seem extremely interested in other people and other lands.

I’m told the people in the North are a bit more ‘severe’ in their demeanor, but I took that to mean they are a bit slower to make friends with when it comes to people from countries that recently tried to bomb them into the Stone Age. They’re also, I’m told, much more nationalistic, and still pissed off, though not at much as you would expect, by their country’s experiences during the Vietnam Wars.

They seem to care for one another very much. I did not see a single person living in the street or begging, except for one degenerate alcoholic who wanted me to buy him a bottle of booze. This is in sharp contrast to Cambodia where I saw naked babies laid out on filthy city streets, right on the asphalt, having their diapers changed, and hordes of shoeless children no older than five or six years old hawking things for sale for the tourists, or even Thailand where old people without any children to take care of them die in the street. And don’t get me started on Laos. The poverty there is the worst I’ve ever seen in my life, and I’ve been a lot of places.

From what I’ve seen of Southeast Asia, Vietnam has the most friendly people, along the most equitable society in the region. Certainly better than where I come from (the good old USA). They sure were friendly to me, and best of all they are friendly to each other.

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I would say it depends on the context. The question can be explained as follows:

Young Vietnamese people prefer speaking to foreigners in order to practice English and get to know more about other cultures. While old people are often a bit curious, especially white guys due to the differences in appearances, behaviors and so on that most of them have never seen before (but only via television). As a results, foreigners are taken care (sometimes) way too much.

As a high context society, Vietnamese people generally dont really trust their own people (sorry this is my observation without having legitimate sources, so it could be biased). Instead, they tend to have a belief in people living outside their own country (especially White people, which is kinda weird). This can be explained by the fact mass media describes Western people having good education, rich or whatever, making many Vietnamese think all Westerners are generally privileged compared to their people (generalization i know!).

To conclude, Vietnamese people are generally friendly, just like many Westerners I’ve met so far but sadly it mostly applies to foreigners. However, things are changing slowly as many highly educated folks return to the country and more and more foreigners choose Vietnam as a place to live. As, Vietnamese people are familiar with the presence of Westerners, let’s see what will happen in the near future!

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Although they provide one of the rudest service in the World when it comes to shops and restaurants, they can also be the friendliest people when you talk to them human-to-human. Have a genuine interest in them and they will most likely reciprocate. The deeper you go to the South, the friendlier they are. In the North, they tend to be a little more manipulative or just try to be polite. The country side small towns are the best places to befriend locals. In the big cities, they may be a bit colder or interested in your money. As always, you'll figure out soon by keeping an open mind.

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we'll take some experience plus some Ancedotes off their individuals. I am going to tell you a generalization but sometimes it may change true, it really is even regarded as an even more correct label of the people. So, the folks from Ho Chinh Minh City will be the worst folks I came across. I've buddies that originated from Da Nang and Kon Tum whom despise individuals from Ho Chinh Minh City. They are mostly viewed as rude and dirty people. My buddies let me know to-be much more mindful together because they will attempt to con and rob you. I've satisfied some people from Ho Chinh Minh City, they tempt to atleast you will need to disrespect you even if you give them hospitality. They even shout at you if you attempt to atleast obstruct you and they're going to definitely get fierce. When you can do not show me right, please show me personally incorrect.

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No. If the question is about Vietnamese in Vietnam, maybe. Vietnamese in America are amongst the rudest groups of people I have to deal with! They’re very manipulative as well. Vietnamese culture emphasizes wealth and money, so they’ll do whatever just to get what they want. They’re a bunch of greedy people who will manipulate you for money even if it means they get you into trouble!

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As an African American male traveling alone through Vietnam I thought I’d have a rough time.

But I could not be more pleasantly surprised. Initially people are wary, but s single interaction make them your best friends.

Male, female and especially kids are extremely friendly and the service rivals and exceeds that of other neighboring countries.

i just took the night train from Saigon to Hue and by the time I got to Hue, even though I and my roommates did not understand a word of each other, we shook hands - a pregnant lady and two older men - all strangers to each other and knew that if we came across each other again everyone would remember.

From the smallest town to the biggest city, expect to make friends and just be accepted no matter who your are.

The atmosphere is unhurried, like the bikes on the street. It’s like a symphony of everyone just moving together in harmony. I’m highly impressed on this my first visit. I’ll be back again many more times in the future.

UPDATE - June 7, 2019

In Vietnam again. This time in Ha Noi. Even more friendly than HCMC. This time I’m traveling the country with my 15 year old daughter. Hospitality in the north is very very good and many people just approached us to welcome us to the city without needing anything.

One downside is that we did get scammed (a small one) but it was so nice that we did not realize that it was a scam until it was over! But you live and learn.

As an experience we did take the train from Hanoi to Saigon (33 hours) and the staff on the train took extra special care of us - not to mention our fellow passengers too!

I will be attempting to spend a year here beginning next year because of all of this.

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Depends on the Vietnamese.

Vietnamese born in Vietnam?

Generally they’re very friendly, very goal/object focused, and in cases have a dry sense of humor (like most of my uncles and aunts). They sometimes (not always) showoff some wealth due to sense of pride and ego (Vietnamese culture, folks who could afford stuff are proud of being able to).

Vietnamese American?

Sure but we are just like just any other American (whether it’s good or bad). We try not to disgrace our families but do our best at whatever we need to accomplish (school, work, etc).

This could also be similar in countries such as Australia, Canada, and the U.K.

What all Vietnamese people have in common?

The resilience to adapt to any environment, to gain others people’s respect without problems, to focus on oneself, to not let religion or politics be the center of an argument while keeping the conversation private, and importantly , to not let ANYONE talk/gossip negatively about oneself and their families.

TD;DR : We’re chill, you won’t hear anything bad about us. We won’t cause any problems. In fact, you never know we were there the whole time. So please enjoy our delicious food and learn more about our complex history and culture. (:

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I'm half Korean and Norwegian. My first wife is from Vietnam and it was easier for her and her family to speak Vietnamese.

I didn't want to feel left out at home so I decided to learn how to speak Vietnamese. Everyone in the family helped teach me and rather quickly, I started to speak and understand.

Whenever I meet Vietnamese people and start to speak Vietnamese, their eyes light up, they get excited, test me on all the different food, test me on how well I speak, they ask my sons, and just genuine great conversation!

I'm not saying you have to speak Vietnamese but it has been a real honor to see how friendly and wonderful Vietnamese people are…and sometimes hilarious!

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