It’s a rough translation, and all I really need to know is if something in it is very wrong.

Here’s the English:
The most important thing learning Chinese does for me is it opens up a new world to me. Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world, and when I learn to speak it I am able to talk to over a billion people that I couldn’t talk to before. It gives me a cultural understanding that most Americans don’t have.
It also opens up a world of literature, art, and culture. There are so many good Chinese books, movies, and works of art, and Chinese culture has had thousands of years to develop. Learning another language is something everybody should do.

And my translation:
学中文最重要的是因为我想对这个世界进行更多的了解。 中文是世界的最大的语言,和我会说中文以后我会根十亿个人说话。 我会说中文的时候,我比很多美国人懂中国的文化。
我说中文以后,我还会看中文的文学,文科,和文化。有这么多好极乐的中文电影,书 , 和艺术,和中国的文化千年发展过。 我觉得,都人应当学别的语言。

Thank you!
谢谢你!

What are some of the best resources to study Mandarin?

So far I am self-taught & NO schools within a 50mile radius offer any courses. However, I can speak some already & can read/write about 250 Han Yu so far. I listen to a lot of Chinese music & watch TW dramas but it seems like I can’t get any further in learning. I’m interested in hearing peoples stories of learning Chinese. Jia You! ^^v Xie Xie!

I have a question about learning Mandarin Chinese?

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?

ChinesePod?

Im learning mandarin, does anybody know if its worth investing my time into ChinesePod (chinesepod.com) ?

Also Whats the fastest way of Learning Chinese mandarin (talking only) ?

Everyone seems to be crazy learning Chinese as China’s economy’s growing but which one to learn Mandarin or Cantonese? Can I read Cantonese if I know Mandarin? Can I learn both?

(This is just a question of curiosity as I’m learning Japanese right now and I don’t know when will I be able to start another language, so I’m not going to learn just as yet, I’m just curious.)

How do i write in chinese?

i am currently learning chinese mandarin, and i do not know how to write the language…
i can look at the letter A and know how to start it, but when i look at a chinese character, i dont even know how to start, WHERE do i even start? how am i suppose to know where it starts and ends???

Who want to help me to improve my Mandarin by becoming my penfriend? I’m a Malaysian student learning Chinese
( Mandarin ) on a self study basis.
I teach English and if you are interested to learn ( or improve) your English that would be a good exchange!!
Not photos or messenger..only mails.I’ll contact you!

Thanks!

Trying to learn chinese mandarin!! Help!?

I want to be a foriegn exchange student in taiwan. Learning chinese is super hard! I dont understand some of the patterns they write and talk! What are some good keys to learning the languge?

I am going to start learning Chinese (Mandarin) and am wondering which is spoken by more people.

any links to the proof?

Is it hard to learn Mandarin? (DETAILS INCLUDED)?

I’ve been learning Japanese for 10 years and I’m quite good at it. My question is: I also want to learn Chinese (Mandarin). Do you think that would be very hard, considering they use the same alphabet, but you just say it differently out aloud. Or do you think knowing Japanese beforehand would make it easier?
Just to clarify… I know that Japanese and Mandarin share only the alphabet. I wasn’t born yesterday. I’m asking if knowledge of Kanji (Japanese alphabet) helps when learning Chinese to make writing easier. I am aware both languages are spoken differently.
More details: I’m already starting to learn Korean. I want to be an interpreter.

why do you want to learn Mandarin?

I am thinking about learning Chinese (Mandarin), why do you people want to learn it, please give me a few reasons, and why do you want Mandarin rather than Cantonese or any other dialect? If I have more reasons to learn, I think I will learn it more hard.

Any English speaking American who is learning Chinese(Mandarin)?
If you can speak it more or less, Would you like have a practice partner?
I can speak Chinese very well because I’m a native Chinese.
And you can help me to improve my English speaking if you like.
It is better if you have a own computer, we can talk via micphone any free time if you like.
MSN: yhao.888@hotmail.com
Y! Messenger: qq373268781@yahoo.com
I think it’s just OK, I post it there, but until now nobody IM me 🙁

What is a good book to learn Mandarin?

I will be working in China in September, I was wondering what book you would recommend for learning Chinese also a good Chinese-English dictionary? Also if you know a place I can buy it… if not I can find it online.
Thanks

I’m really interested in learning Chinese in Korean. I’m in high school and I’ve talked to some of my teachers and they said that if I could find an independent study program for either languages I could use it next year. I’m looking for an actual curriculum with books, worksheets, and tests. I hate Rosetta stone and pimsleur only teaches travel stuff. Any Ideas?

I’m looking for celebrities who are studying / learning Chinese Mandarin, both currently and in the past. Also, do you know of celebrities who can actually speak Chinese Mandarin?