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How to start learning Chinese?

More than one chinese listed here.

Which one should be tried first?
Which one is the simple to learn?

For learning: Other
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Are you referring to Mandarin vs Cantonese? If so Mandarin is more popular, that's how I decided to learn it with respect to both of these.

    Chinese is the language of PRC, means "pinyin + Simplified symbols"
    in HK they speak Cantonese = "jyutping + Traditional symbols"
    in Taiwan they use "pinyin + Traditional symbols"

    choose what to learn depending on the location you need

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