Travel S.E Asia

Old Sep 13th, 2020, 03:45 PM
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Travel S.E Asia

We backpacked Thailand,Vietnam and Cambodia Jan and Feb 2019 and would love to return after travel is safe again.
Any opinion on which language would best for travel in at least the 3 countries listed above.
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Old Sep 13th, 2020, 04:36 PM
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I found that English worked just fine.
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Not sure which language (other than English) would be most beneficial, but Vietnamese would be the easiest to learn for a native English speaker because it uses a Roman alphabet. Six tones.
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Six tones
And five in Thai. I once tried to learn Mandarin, which "only" has four, but I'm virtually tone deaf and it was hopeless. I learned some of the characters instead. That was before google translate, and when there was virtually no English off the tourist trail in China. A good phrase book was a necessity if you were on your own. SEA was much easier.
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