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Is Chinese one of the hardest language to learn?

I heard of many of my foreign customer that Chinese is so hard that they even don't have the courage to learn it,is it really so hard and what parts are most difficult?

Mar 21, 2013 4:35 AM
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it seems there have a little non-chinese on this page

March 21, 2013

for some people, every foreign language is difficulty to learn; l think it is the same with some people who are learning english.

March 21, 2013

WOW,in fact,I just want to ask the man who are learning Chinese.

March 21, 2013

I did hear that . but it will be ok if you forget it,just try to believe that you can make it·. come on!

我也听人这样说过,但别想太多,相信自己会成功!加油!

March 21, 2013

No, everyday spoken Mandarin is certainly not difficult to learn.

 

We have consistent and straightforward sentence patterns that are very similar to those of English, no verb/adjective inflection, and easy-to-distinct words (once you've mastered the tones). Moreover, Mandarin is an agglunative language, meaning that small chunks of morphemes can group together to form more complex meanings, making learning vocabulary easier. 

 

The written language can certainly appear to be intimidating and obscure. However, it too can be learned given enough effort. Many Chinese characters are formed by joining simpler characters together, so once you've learned enough of them, you'll begin to recognise the building blocks. On top of that, there is actualy only 4808 characters in common usage according to the 常用國字標準字體表 published by the Taiwanese government. Considering that there are numerous recurring building blocks in these characters, 4808 is not that big of a number.

March 21, 2013
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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English