Ni hao, Hanyu, Putonghua and Zhongwen are words that pop up when learning Chinese.
Why Mandarin and not Cantonese?
Chinese Mandarin is the most widely-spoken language in the world.
Culture - Chinese culture is considered to be marvelously fascinating. Whether your interests are in the food, the music, history, architecture, a knowledge of Mandarin will enhance your understanding of the Chinese
Business - Business people who speak Mandarin do not have to rely on the
help of a translator they have a great advantage in connecting with the Chinese market understanding the culture and keeping up with news or issues that might affect the clients . It is much easier to develop all-important relationships if you
can speak Mandarin.
Travel - Think about the adventure in China and Taiwan . You can get around much easier when you ca speak Mandarin. No hand book required, no translators, just you interacting with the people and gaining respect.
4 Components -You must be able to master:
- The ability to Read Chinese Mandarin
ability to Write Chinese Mandarin
- The ability to Listen and Understand Chinese Mandarin
ability to Speak Chinese Mandarin with Proper Pronunciation
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Do you think that learning Spanish would have been easier? Now you know that when
you have all these abilities as an English speaker, you are skilled when you can also speak Chinese Mandarin. It is arguable that English is more difficult to learn than any other language. Is that true?
Below are short introductory videos for learning a few commonly used Chinese Mandarin phrases.