Learn Chinese- Is there any easy way? I can feel a lot of disapproval looks and innuendos when tipping you with the easy ways of learning Chinese Mandarin. It is considered as one of the most difficult languages especially for English natives, so what tricks or magic are there to make it easier and learn it faster? Is that even possible? How can you pull it off? These questions are most definitely lingering in the back your mind right now. Well, Mandarin is not excruciatingly difficult, maybe just a little for adults. We all know how extremely difficult and tiresome mastering a second or new language for adults can get. This however, is not a convincing excuse for not learning Mandarin. All it takes to learn Mandarin is commitment, dedication and eagerness to learn. If you have these great tools, you will find Mandarin easy and fun as well. I will take you through easy and fast proven ways to learn Mandarin. And Mandarin will be smooth sailing from here on.
Why Learning Mandarin is Vital after the Handover of Hong Kong to PRC Mandarin is slowly penetrating into Hong Kong; it has surpassed English and is ranked the second spoken language after Cantonese. People from Hong Kong are yet to fully embrace Mandarin as their official language even though they are part of the Chinese community. So the main question is if the two can communicate since they come from the same Sinitic linguistic family. Well, when a Cantonese speaks to a mandarin is like explaining gravity to a chicken. They simply can’t understand each other. Their writing system is the same with a few exceptions but their pronunciation is totally different. So communication with each other is a problem.
Many people are wondering why it is important to learn Mandarin as your second language in this day and age. Well, a lot of people including me thought we didn’t need to learn a second language because we speak English and it is considered as a global language, period. It came as no surprise that […]