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Differences and similarities


There are not so many differences between European countries. You can find some in culture, food or habits. The biggest difference is in languages. Czech, Slovak and Moldavian have the same alphabet but Ukrainian and Vietnamese have different alphabet. Our alphabet is called the Latin alphabet or Roman alphabet. This alphabet is the most used writing system in the world.

The dark green areas show the countries where this alphabet is the sole main script. The light green shows the countries where the alphabet co-exists with other scripts.

The Ukrainian alphabet is called the Cyrillic alphabet. It was developed in the First Bulgarian Empire during the 10th century AD.

Ukrainian writing:

Прості чудеса природи. Берізки-ялинки, шишечки-голочки, квіточки-ягідки та грибочки-лютики


This map shows the countries in the world that use the Cyrillic alphabet: dark-green for countries that use it as the official alphabet, and light-green for countries that formerly used the Cyrillic alphabet but do not do so currently.

The Vietnamese alphabet, called Chữ Quốc Ngữ (script of the national language), usually shortened to Quốc Ngữ (national language), is the current writing system for the Vietnamese language. It is based on the Latin alphabet.

Vietnamese writing:

Nếu thực sự bạn có nhu cầu, tôi có thể gửi cuốn từ điển đó về cho bạn qua đường bưu điện, tuy nhiên có lẽ chúng ta cũng nên bàn thêm về giá cả cuốn từ điển đó, giá cước gửi qua bưu điện và cách b

ạn có thể chuyển tiền cho tôi.

The next big difference is cuisine. Some Asian ingredients are very unique. Also preparing meal is quite special. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for freshness of the ingredients and for the healthy eating style. They use lots of herbs, fruit, vegetables, fish and see-food and of course lots of rice.

European cuisine includes various kinds of cooking traditions (north, east ….Europe).

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 August 2012 13:45