is it racist for a white person to learn Vietnamese? ?

i’m white but i really wanna learn Vietnamese. i’m worried people will think i’m racist or stupid. i don’t wanna offend anyone or disrespect anyone. 

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  • 2 months ago

    No. You are simply wanting to learn a new language because you are interested in a different culture. Concerning yourself with what others think should be a low or non-existent priority. There will be those who have their opinions or perspectives on this topic. However, if you know that your motive is simply to learn because of your own interest, then it doesn't matter. 

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  • 2 months ago

    No, not at all. It would be racist if said White person was making fun of someone for speaking Vietnamese

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  • Zirp
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    2 months ago

    No, of course not. What would be racist is acting like "white" languages are superior and saying the "chinks" should therefor learn a "white" language.

    Vietnamese is not on the list of "critical languages", but if it's your calling to learn it, by all means do so. Speaking Vietnamese will definitely make you stand out when applying for a job

    However, if you've never learned a foreign language to some fluency before it is highly recommended that you learn an "easy" one first. Easiest by far would be Esperanto. Next in line for the average anglo are - in no particular order - Dutch, Frisian, Afrikaans, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, french, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Italian and Romanian

    • samara2 months agoReport

      the reason i was worried people would think it was racist is because of my accent. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Nó, yô;

    & I truly fail how doing such a thing wuld

    mak anyon w/half a brain-cell thing this

    about ya bu whtev's it's good in da hôôd!

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    • samara2 months agoReport

      sorry i’m confused 

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  • 2 months ago

    How on earth is it that racist

    • samara2 months agoReport

      you know how sensitive some people are. i can’t breathe without someone saying i’m racist

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  • 2 months ago

    No. Not racist. I was learning Vietnamese before the covid-19.

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  • 2 months ago

    Nothing wrong with that, it is in fact a noble goal.

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