How hard is Chinese?
Many westerners can speak several languages. Being multi-lingual is not surprising at all! Why?...
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18 May 2010
Many westerners can speak several languages. Being multi-lingual is not surprising at all! Why? Because most European languages use alphabet to spell their words.
In this article "How hard is Chinese?" analyzed very well why Chinese is so difficult for foreigners whose mother tongues are European languages.
After reading this article, I feel better as being a slow Dutch learner! Some time ago, I read one report which mentioned that the Dutch language proficiency of Chinese native speakers is the lowest among all Dutch learners. This article gave me an excuse to explain why Dutch can be so difficult for me to learn!