Dude, why are you doing that thing with your eyes? You're freaking me out. Anyway, to answer your question, it's a wash. The average Chinese person learns english all through school, gets a lot of exposure to english growing up, and still doesn't speak it well. Sure, he speaks it better that the average english native speaks Chinese, but come on! Make the english native speaker learn it in school and get exposed to it as much as the Chinese native is exposed to english, and it will be a draw.
The history comment has no basis at all - that came off as just a prideful declaration. And the 千千万万的汉字??? I'll buy the 千千, but not the 万万. How many foreigners do you know that can read over 万汉字? How many natives?
chinese language have thousands of years 's history. as a standard chinese .sometimes i think chinese is hard to understand . so i think for foreigners more harder to learn chinese
千千万万 is used to describe a large number of Chinese characters, but rather, it does not indicate there have to be more than tens thousand of characters. I am deeply convinced Aegis point of view, if only native English speakers can have similar exposure to Chinese in secondary schools to learn Chinese, they could be better than or at least, no worse than Chinese English.
There are a number of priests from USA (摩門教) in Taiwan who can speak Chinese very well after 1 year training of intensive lanuage lessons and practice. I appreciate their talent in language learning. On the contrary, I do not know how many Chinese can achieve like that under similar exposure. Maybe that is the time to ponder why we have consume much of time to learn English yet cannot reach the minimal requirement to speak and listen.
Everyone is perfectly entitled to an opinion. Good lord....and good-bye!
Eva, thank you.
adrian, Crikey? If you don't want to be challenged, don't make rash comments, regardless of the language.