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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 9 years ago

Why Chinese Is So Damn Hard?

Chinese is a very difficult language.

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  • 9 years ago
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    I took Chinese courses in high school and because the teacher fudged the grades because she wanted to show numbers that showed high school students could actually handle a Chinese course I actually ended up with a B.

    So despite being a statistical fabrication, I can tell you that Chinese is hard for the following reasons:

    1. there are two different styles of Chinese writing, both of which are hard to understand and write

    2. the pronunciation of Chinese words is very specific and sometimes differs in only enunciation like ni for instance has an up sound, down sound, flat sound and up-down sound which are all different words (up sound meaning increase in pitch when saying, down is opposite etc.)

    3. there is no frame of reference going from English to Chinese like there is going from English to Spanish or other Western-style languages. There is no real sentence structure like adjective- noun, verb-noun that you'd be used to in the traditional sense. This can also be seen as a pro since there are also no Chinese conjugations of words in past, present or future like in Western languages.

    All together though if you work hard it will come to you. Better than it did me too because I hardly worked.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

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  • 3 years ago

    Damn In Chinese

  • 9 years ago

    Chinese is difficult only because it is so different to other languages. It's only a matter of perception, I believe. Because we are in a world where Western cultures and languages dominate, we are naturally exposed to a lot of western languages. Familiarity takes away many of the perceived 'hardness'. I am a Chinese native living in Australia, and I meet many Australians who learn Chinese very well too.

    There is no 'easy' way to learn Chinese just as their isn't an 'easy' way to learn any language too. Familiarise yourself with the Chinese culture and try speaking with some natives and soon, you may find Chinese not difficult subject anymore.

    Or, if you just want to learn Chinese for fun, start watching some Taiwanese dramas... or listen to Mando-pop.

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  • 9 years ago

    I was in China for a year, and I found it pretty easy to pick up the basics of spoken Chinese. Stuff like shopping, asking directions, answering all the questions about my personal life. The writing system makes it pretty difficult for an outsider to learn though.

  • mable
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Learn Chinese Fast and Easy!

  • maloy
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Because its for Asians...lol

    Well mainly because its been around for over 2000 years and the words changes but not the pronunciation so its a very hard language its basically trying to learn ancient languages such as Egyptian hieroglyphics.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    because it was developed on the other side of the world and is therefore very different than english.

    yes, go to china

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