I already know a fair amount of Spanish and a little Japanese, so learning Chinese shouldn’t be too hard. It’s just that I don’t think I’d remember how to write the symbols. I would still learn how to speak it and read the symbols, but I wouldn’t take the time to learn how to write them. It seems like there are so many. Would that be enough to get by? I would like to use Chinese to talk to people and possibly for business purposes in the future.
It would be easy for you to remember the Chinese symbols since you already knew Japanese. Japanese kanji originates from Chinese characters. In Mandarin, it is called hanzi. English is still the dominant language in terms of commerce, but it’s good to learn Mandarin Chinese if you wish to do business with the Chinese in China even though it is not compulsory as most Chinese understand English.
on: 26th June 09