Jul 5, 2020
How hard is it to learn Mandarin
Chinese? In this episode of the Millennials in China podcast Chris
and Hope dissect the approaches one can take to conquer this
seemingly impossible task. Mandarin, although difficult for
Westerners due to its entirely different language roots and logic,
can be learned and mastered with some determination, persistence,
and smart learning methods.
- Chinese is widely seen as a tough language to
learn and even tougher to master, but learning it will open a whole
new set of doors in China.
- Hope’s perspective on speaking Chinese as
someone who was born in China but spent most of his life in the
best cities for picking up Chinese culture and learning Mandarin -
talks about having a Chinese wife and what effects that has on his
shares his methods for learning Chinese, and how long it took to
get the hang out things.
- Chinese characters - reading, writing, and how
they are actually easier than speaking.
to immersion and fast Chinese learning - having a good private
tutor, practice with locals such as taxi drivers, and spend time
with Chinese friends!
logic of the Chinese language and how different it is from Roman
most difficult part of learning Chinese - the four
practices for learning Chinese - consistency is key.
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