View Single Post
Old July 11, 2008, 11:59 AM
Ramses's Avatar
Ramses Ramses is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Utrecht (NL) / Hellín, Albacete (ESP)
Posts: 24
Native Language: Dutch
Ramses is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
Mandarin is very difficult to learn. I quote someone else when I say 'everything is different.' The writing system, the 5 distinct tones you must master, and the vocabulary are all new.
Well, there are 'only' 4 tones to master, and it's not THAT hard. Yes, learning the Hanzi can be a challenge, but it's also great fun when you get the hang of it. And yes, the vocab is totally different, but the grammar is just so straight-forward and at times easy, so that makes a lot better.

Originally Posted by Jane
how easy is it for us to learn two or more languages simultanously?
Depends on the languages. For example; French and Spanish. At the same time it'll confuse you. But for example Spanish and Turkish (like I do at the moment)? I think it's perfectly possible because the two languages are so completely different.

Last edited by Ramses; July 11, 2008 at 12:03 PM.
Reply With Quote