I had to take a foreign language and my only options were German or (Mandarin)Chinese so I signed up for Chinese. All of my friends are telling me that I am crazy and that learning Chinese is too hard. English is my main language. I know conversational Spanish, a little Arabic, and a few words in Japanese. The class is from late August until mid December. Do you think I can learn Chinese or do you think that my friends are right, that it would be too hard?