• Mandarin

  • Japanese

27% 3 votes
73% 8 votes
  • In Mandarin, there is only one way of pronouncing one Hanzi/Kanji character. In Japanese, there are at least 2 different ways to read one character. But Japanese is much easier to pronounce.

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triangle.128k says2015-07-05T00:25:05.7397223-05:00
I'm not sure about Japanese but I heard Mandarin is actually quite easy to learn.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T00:26:25.6117223-05:00
@triangle Japanese is easier to pronounce, but Mandarin has easier grammar.
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T00:28:11.7414126-05:00
Yeah, the great thing about Mandarin is that it doesn't have a bunch of grammar rules and all. European languages on the other hand have so much needed grammar and less efficiency over Mandarin Chinese.
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T00:28:37.3445052-05:00
I've struggled in French, so i'm planning to drop out and practice Mandarin next year.
Varrack says2015-07-05T00:31:13.6657223-05:00
I'm sure French is a million times easier than Mandarin.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T00:31:40.7284332-05:00
@triangle.128k I'm currently making the terrible mistake of trying to learn both languages simultaneously. If you're learning Mandarin, I'd recommend starting with the "Tian tian Zhongwen" series
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T00:32:45.3626531-05:00
@Varrack Well French and other European languages just seem easy at first. Mandarin has a bit of a learning curve with it's "pictographs" but it becomes easier once you get the hang of it.
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T00:33:31.7417504-05:00
Mandarin has a much smaller vocabulary and it's more efficient, there are also less grammar rules. It eventually becomes pretty easy.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-05T00:34:24.5017840-05:00
Japanese has an easier writing system (in Japanese if you forget a Kanji character you could just compromise with writing it's hiragana equivalent. If you forget a Hanzi character in Mandarin. . .Well, you're basically screwed)
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T00:43:54.2406710-05:00
@UtherPenguin Well i'd rather learn Mandarin because i'm much more likely to live in China over Japan.
Black-Jesus says2015-07-05T00:54:47.8315926-05:00
Hey you guys, you should vote on a debate I just had with Balacafa, "there is no god/gods." We finished it like a week ago but it still doesn't a single vote. I'm not asking you to vote for me but vote for someone; the anticipation is killing me
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T00:56:48.9003945-05:00
I forgot, I need to get my voting privileges back soon by casting a "fake vote" thanks to some stupid moderator who removed them (for no good reason.)
triangle.128k says2015-07-05T00:57:09.6686972-05:00
Debates on whether god is real or not on this site are so overused...
Black-Jesus says2015-07-05T00:57:57.3839555-05:00
Yeah, but I haven't done it yet so I figured I'd give it a shot. That's probably why it hasn't got any votes
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-07-06T09:36:05.3583414-05:00
That's not a real character, lol.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-07-06T09:37:06.5879489-05:00
Difficulty is very much subjective and depends on your native language. I've never learnt Japanese, nor will I ever have a need or motive to learn it, but I'm pretty sure it will be much harder than Mandarin was for me.
triangle.128k says2015-07-13T01:36:25.5769574-05:00
@Diqiucun_Cunmin Why do they still speak Cantonese in Hong Kong when most of mainland China speaks mandarin?

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