Verbal Communication Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam and has 6 different tones with each symbol. The different tones are very important because each tone changes the definition.
Seeking to avoid conflict in relationships, they often prefer to speak about sensitive subjects indirectly.
Traditionally, Vietnamese people list their family name first, then their middle name, with their first given name listed as last. Family members use different given names first names aren't passed downand the name reflects some meaning.
Some names can be used for either gender.
Vietnamese culture seriously concerns with status obtained with age and education. However, the way of saying yes is quite polite "Yes, I am listening," "Yes, I am confused," or "Yes, I do not want to offend.
To address people, formally, you always see Vietnamese people use Mr. Traditionally, Vietnamese greet each other by joining hands and bowing slightly.
However, in big cities, some men have adopted the Western practice of shaking hands. In public, men often hold hands as an expression of friendship. Hugging, nevertheless, is reserved for relatives.
You rarely see a Vietnamese woman shaking hands with other or with a man. Displays of respect The respect is the corner-stone of interpersonal relationships in Vietnamese society. Normally, respect is conveyed by the use of special terms of address and certain stylistic devices.
Yet, it is also expressed by nonverbal behavior. For example, a Vietnamese student who sits quietly and listens attentively to the teacher wants to express respect to his teacher. This behavior has often been misinterpreted by the American teacher as passivity and non-responsiveness.
It is also out of respect that the Vietnamese student avoids eye contact with his teacher when speaking or being spoken to. By American standards, a person acting in this way would appear suspicious, unreliable, or mischievous.
In Vietnamese culture, however, looking into somebody's eyes usually means a challenge or an expression of deep passion. The smile, which is sometimes enigmatic to the American observer, is another nonverbal symbol conveying the feeling of respect in Vietnamese culture.
It should be noted that for certain feelings, Vietnamese culture prefers non-verbal communication while American culture is more inclined to use verbal expression. It is used as an expression of apology for a minor offense, for example, a late coming to class or an expression of embarrassment when committing an innocent blunder.
For the Vietnamese, the smile is a proper response in most situations when verbal expression is not needed or not appropriate.Vietnamese and Healthcare Systems Vietnamese and Healthcare Systems Vietnamese is a culture mostly focused in the country of Vietnam but a subculture that is spreading across the globe.
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