The economy of China is growing day by day. In recent years, it has become one of the largest economies in the world. Many people living in Singapore learn the Chinese language so that they can improve their business relations. Other than that, the Chinese language is one of the fastest growing languages worldwide. You can come across many different institutions who are teaching this language.
However, there are many people around the globe who thinks that learning Chinese is a difficult task. One thing you should keep in mind is that learning any language is a task in itself. No matter how hard it is, if you have made up your mind, then there’s nothing stopping you. You need to put in all your time and effort. To begin, register with the nearest Chinese language course as soon as you can.
Let’s have a look at the characters used in the Chinese language.
- One of the things that make the Chinese language difficult for people to learn is the fact that there are about 8000 Chinese pictographs, commonly called as characters. You need to know all of them, or most of the characters if you want to read and write the Chinese language well. In fact, if you want to learn only the basics, then try to learn only 1000 common characters as it will build your foundation well. It will take time, but eventually, you will master the language.
- Another part that people find difficulty in is the tonal language. This means that words differ from each other depending on its pronunciation and tone. For native English speakers, this may seem like a daunting task.
So, what are the easiest aspects of the Chinese language?
We have talked enough about the difficulty of the Chinese language. Now, let’s move on to the easier parts of learning it. Did you know that Chinese has only a handful of sounds? If we talk about numbers, there are only 1200 syllables. That’s quite a bit less than the English language, which has about 8000 syllables.
However, the best part of learning the Chinese language is the grammar, which is quite straightforward.
Speak the Language First!
Since most students find the writing part of the Chinese language tough, they begin learning the language by trying to speak the language. Once they have mastered the speaking part, they focus on the written language.
Yes, commitment is important if you want to learn a new language. The best way to learn the Chinese language is to enrol yourself in universities or language schools for proper Chinese courses. Once you have completed the course, keep practising because as the old saying goes, ‘practice makes perfect.’ Buy a book, make friends with native Chinese speakers and have fun mastering the language.