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Old November 08, 2012, 08:27 AM
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And finally I know all of the characters in one of your Chinese sentences!
Sí. ¡Muchas gracias!
I made a mistake.

I am a Chinese too.
Yo también soy de China.

If you can write Pinyin(拼音), you can type Chinese characters by using software.
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Old November 08, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Sí. ¡Muchas gracias!
I made a mistake.

I am a Chinese too.
Yo también soy de China.

If you can write Pinyin(拼音), you can type Chinese characters by using software.
Everyone makes mistakes sometimes. It's good that we can learn from them.

I have just added a Chinese-language keyboard to my configuration on my computer, which lets me type: 我是美国人。However, I can recognize very few Chinese characters, so often I don't know what character to select when I type, and I usually know only a few characters in any example of Chinese writing.
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I a Chinese too.
我也是中国人。
Ni hao
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Old November 08, 2012, 08:18 PM
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你好,señorita.
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Hi guys

any of you learn Chinese or going to or have learned? or whatever..
if you know any good Chinese language programs please let me know..

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Honestly, like any other language, immerse yourself in it. Make Chinese friends -- some of them LOVE to teach new phrases to those who are willing to learn. Watch movies in Chinese (with subs) and find music you like I'm totally into Sa Dingding (萨顶顶) right now, but I can suggest others for you, depending on what you're into. Get yourself a good book from which you can learn grammar and sentence structure, and write and read constantly. Sub to some Americans (and others) that live and work in China on youtube, that way you can learn more about the culture. There is also an online forum that I'm a part of; if you type "study more Chinese" into google, it will likely be one of the top suggestions.

People talk about how difficult learning Chinese (I'm assuming Mandarin??) is, but honestly, ALL languages are difficult at first if you have no prior base knowledge. It will become easy for you eventually.

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Old March 15, 2013, 08:39 AM
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People talk about how difficult learning Chinese (I'm assuming Mandarin??) is, but honestly, ALL languages are difficult at first if you have no prior base knowledge. It will become easy for you eventually.
This is half true. All languages are a pain at the beginning, but some are more difficult than others.
For instance, Japanese with 3 alphabets; kanji, hiragana & katakana. Or their honorific speech, which is way too exaggerated.
I don't say it's impossible, but it requires way more effort than languages like English or Spanish.
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Old March 15, 2013, 09:19 AM
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Difficulty is subjective ¿no? I have learned several languages from various language groups, including languages that use honorifics. After I understand the basics they don't feel as complicated to learn. I kind of look at each language or language group as having a "code", and once I've cracked that code, similar languages do seem easier.

When people ask me now which language has been the most difficult for me to learn, I have a hard time telling them. Usually I say I don't know. All of them were difficult in the beginning. However, if you were to ask me to start learning Portuguese today, I might tell you it is the easiest language in the world, because its "code" is very similar to Spanish.
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Difficulty is subjective ¿no? I have learned several languages from various language groups, including languages that use honorifics. After I understand the basics they don't feel as complicated to learn. I kind of look at each language or language group as having a "code", and once I've cracked that code, similar languages do seem easier.

When people ask me now which language has been the most difficult for me to learn, I have a hard time telling them. Usually I say I don't know. All of them were difficult in the beginning. However, if you were to ask me to start learning Portuguese today, I might tell you it is the easiest language in the world, because its "code" is very similar to Spanish.
It is quite logical that a Korean guy would have no problems learning Japanese, and vice versa with Portuguese and Spanish.
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