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Q: Is Chinese Language difficult to learn?

5 weeks 4 days ago in  General  - China

 
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It's not difficult after the initial shock but at the end of the day it's pretty pointless. Most of the people you will have contact with are either students or the reasonably well educated who are eager to speak English or foreigners.

The only time you really need Chinese is in a shop or restaurant. And the conversation is almost the same each time.

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what do you think?
Have you tried to learn it?

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Yes I have tried to learn

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It's not difficult after the initial shock but at the end of the day it's pretty pointless. Most of the people you will have contact with are either students or the reasonably well educated who are eager to speak English or foreigners.

The only time you really need Chinese is in a shop or restaurant. And the conversation is almost the same each time.

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OK thanks

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If your target is to know enough Chinese to be functional for everyday needs that's pretty doable within a semester if you put in the effort (learning the basic 300-400 or so characters, getting the hang of the pronunciation and developing at least a basic sense of the tones etc.).

 

If you aim for full proficiency (reaching an academic level) that will take years of sustained effort though.

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Chinese Language is a 5000 years old historical language. If we want to learn the language properly, we need to learn China 5000 years history.

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