Lerning Chinese is tough and time consuming
I'm thinking of starting learning Chinese and I've just read an article that says Chinese requires 3 or4 hours of daily practice for a few years, otherwise it isn't even worth starting it as you won't make any progress. They say one or two hours a day is nothing. That is really discouraging. Is it really so? Those who are speaking Chinese as a foreign language at the intermediate level or higher, please, share your experience... How much did it really take you to master it? Of course 4 hours a day for a year or two sounds insurmountable to me.