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Should China teaches Chinese in other countries just as America teaches English in other countries?
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Don't they already do this type of thing in specialty schools in the U.S. similar to Chinese-English Specialty schools? (due to English being a culturally dominant language)
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Or China can learn language from every other countries
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Or China can learn language from every other countries


I take it you're Chinese.

English isn't just an american language.

It's also the language for most Canadians, like me. My first language is french, but it's hard in this day and age to only use french in most provinces in Canada. It's the language for Australia and the British too. It's by far one of the easiest languages to learn and use. This along with it's already large presence in western entertainment makes it favorable to learn for a great number of people across the world. And if that wasn't enough, it's commonly used internationally as the language of trade.

Chinese is a good language to learn for many different countries. But its overly complicated way of writing is alienating for most westerners. If it had more entertainment value, maybe then people would consider learning it for other reasons than business.

Honestly it would probably be best if everyone worldwide simply adopted this easy language in order to facilitate global communication. And that may very well happen eventually. But I know that if that ends up happening, it will be in a time where people are able to let go of their native languages traditional value.

I like to hope that the world will be fine and have adopted English in 150 years from now.



A bit unrelated but,

Hopefully people will stop listening to what others tell them is important and think about what is really important for themselves.
What really matters to you, personally. In any discussion. Rather than trying to be a people pleaser. Just be honest.
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TheCock1 wrote:


fredreload wrote:

Or China can learn language from every other countries


I take it you're Chinese.

English isn't just an american language.

It's also the language for most Canadians, like me. My first language is french, but it's hard in this day and age to only use french in most provinces in Canada. It's the language for Australia and the British too. It's by far one of the easiest languages to learn and use. This along with it's already large presence in western entertainment makes it favorable to learn for a great number of people across the world. And if that wasn't enough, it's commonly used internationally as the language of trade.

Chinese is a good language to learn for many different countries. But its overly complicated way of writing is alienating for most westerners. If it had more entertainment value, maybe then people would consider learning it for other reasons than business.

Honestly it would probably be best if everyone worldwide simply adopted this easy language in order to facilitate global communication. And that may very well happen eventually. But I know that if that ends up happening, it will be in a time where people are able to let go of their native languages traditional value.

I like to hope that the world will be fine and have adopted English in 150 years from now.



A bit unrelated but,

Hopefully people will stop listening to what others tell them is important and think about what is really important for themselves.
What really matters to you, personally. In any discussion. Rather than trying to be a people pleaser. Just be honest.


Actually English is considered to be one of the hardest western languages to learn. To many rule with exceptions, words that sound the same but have different meanings, word that are spelled the same but have different meanings, or the situations were a word might completely ignore several English language rules. I work with about 40 guys speak English as a second language most of them are still trying to learn all the odds and ends of English some of the have been learning for 20 years.
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fredreload wrote:

Or China can learn language from every other countries


I take it you're Chinese.

English isn't just an american language.

It's also the language for most Canadians, like me. My first language is french, but it's hard in this day and age to only use french in most provinces in Canada. It's the language for Australia and the British too. It's by far one of the easiest languages to learn and use. This along with it's already large presence in western entertainment makes it favorable to learn for a great number of people across the world. And if that wasn't enough, it's commonly used internationally as the language of trade.

Chinese is a good language to learn for many different countries. But its overly complicated way of writing is alienating for most westerners. If it had more entertainment value, maybe then people would consider learning it for other reasons than business.

Honestly it would probably be best if everyone worldwide simply adopted this easy language in order to facilitate global communication. And that may very well happen eventually. But I know that if that ends up happening, it will be in a time where people are able to let go of their native languages traditional value.

I like to hope that the world will be fine and have adopted English in 150 years from now.



A bit unrelated but,

Hopefully people will stop listening to what others tell them is important and think about what is really important for themselves.
What really matters to you, personally. In any discussion. Rather than trying to be a people pleaser. Just be honest.


Or if a universal translator is invented. This and AI has quite a similar concept. English is an easier language to learn compares to Chinese. I take it that Americans probably do not travel much, but it really is cool to see the other parts of the countries
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TheCock1 wrote:


fredreload wrote:

Or China can learn language from every other countries


I take it you're Chinese.

English isn't just an american language.

It's also the language for most Canadians, like me. My first language is french, but it's hard in this day and age to only use french in most provinces in Canada. It's the language for Australia and the British too. It's by far one of the easiest languages to learn and use. This along with it's already large presence in western entertainment makes it favorable to learn for a great number of people across the world. And if that wasn't enough, it's commonly used internationally as the language of trade.

Chinese is a good language to learn for many different countries. But its overly complicated way of writing is alienating for most westerners. If it had more entertainment value, maybe then people would consider learning it for other reasons than business.

Honestly it would probably be best if everyone worldwide simply adopted this easy language in order to facilitate global communication. And that may very well happen eventually. But I know that if that ends up happening, it will be in a time where people are able to let go of their native languages traditional value.

I like to hope that the world will be fine and have adopted English in 150 years from now.



A bit unrelated but,

Hopefully people will stop listening to what others tell them is important and think about what is really important for themselves.
What really matters to you, personally. In any discussion. Rather than trying to be a people pleaser. Just be honest.


Actually English is considered to be one of the hardest western languages to learn. To many rule with exceptions, words that sound the same but have different meanings, word that are spelled the same but have different meanings, or the situations were a word might completely ignore several English language rules. I work with about 40 guys speak English as a second language most of them are still trying to learn all the odds and ends of English some of the have been learning for 20 years.


Interesting perspective.

My mom speaks French as her first language, but she learned english via watching TV. She later took classes however.

The way you describe it however does make it sound like it's a difficult language to master... if not learn.
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KevHunt wrote:


TheCock1 wrote:


fredreload wrote:

Or China can learn language from every other countries


I take it you're Chinese.

English isn't just an american language.

It's also the language for most Canadians, like me. My first language is french, but it's hard in this day and age to only use french in most provinces in Canada. It's the language for Australia and the British too. It's by far one of the easiest languages to learn and use. This along with it's already large presence in western entertainment makes it favorable to learn for a great number of people across the world. And if that wasn't enough, it's commonly used internationally as the language of trade.

Chinese is a good language to learn for many different countries. But its overly complicated way of writing is alienating for most westerners. If it had more entertainment value, maybe then people would consider learning it for other reasons than business.

Honestly it would probably be best if everyone worldwide simply adopted this easy language in order to facilitate global communication. And that may very well happen eventually. But I know that if that ends up happening, it will be in a time where people are able to let go of their native languages traditional value.

I like to hope that the world will be fine and have adopted English in 150 years from now.



A bit unrelated but,

Hopefully people will stop listening to what others tell them is important and think about what is really important for themselves.
What really matters to you, personally. In any discussion. Rather than trying to be a people pleaser. Just be honest.


Actually English is considered to be one of the hardest western languages to learn. To many rule with exceptions, words that sound the same but have different meanings, word that are spelled the same but have different meanings, or the situations were a word might completely ignore several English language rules. I work with about 40 guys speak English as a second language most of them are still trying to learn all the odds and ends of English some of the have been learning for 20 years.




Would you mind giving me one example of a western language that is learnt with less difficulty than English?
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@TheCock1 The ease of learning a language really depends on what your native language is and how similar it is.
The Foreign Service Institute ranks languages by how much study is required to become proficient for native English speakers, and the hardest languages are Arabic Cantonese (Chinese) Mandarin (Chinese) Japanese Korean so I can only imagine English is fairly hard for them.
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21stCenturyGemini wrote:


KevHunt wrote:


TheCock1 wrote:


fredreload wrote:

Or China can learn language from every other countries


I take it you're Chinese.

English isn't just an american language.

It's also the language for most Canadians, like me. My first language is french, but it's hard in this day and age to only use french in most provinces in Canada. It's the language for Australia and the British too. It's by far one of the easiest languages to learn and use. This along with it's already large presence in western entertainment makes it favorable to learn for a great number of people across the world. And if that wasn't enough, it's commonly used internationally as the language of trade.

Chinese is a good language to learn for many different countries. But its overly complicated way of writing is alienating for most westerners. If it had more entertainment value, maybe then people would consider learning it for other reasons than business.

Honestly it would probably be best if everyone worldwide simply adopted this easy language in order to facilitate global communication. And that may very well happen eventually. But I know that if that ends up happening, it will be in a time where people are able to let go of their native languages traditional value.

I like to hope that the world will be fine and have adopted English in 150 years from now.



A bit unrelated but,

Hopefully people will stop listening to what others tell them is important and think about what is really important for themselves.
What really matters to you, personally. In any discussion. Rather than trying to be a people pleaser. Just be honest.


Actually English is considered to be one of the hardest western languages to learn. To many rule with exceptions, words that sound the same but have different meanings, word that are spelled the same but have different meanings, or the situations were a word might completely ignore several English language rules. I work with about 40 guys speak English as a second language most of them are still trying to learn all the odds and ends of English some of the have been learning for 20 years.


Interesting perspective.

My mom speaks French as her first language, but she learned english via watching TV. She later took classes however.

The way you describe it however does make it sound like it's a difficult language to master... if not learn.


You make a good point perhaps it's more of a nightmare for people to learn to write in English. It's my native language and I still make spelling and grammar errors after 30 years and I read dozens of books every year.
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Would you mind giving me one example of a western language that is learnt with less difficulty than English?


Romance languages are super easy.
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Red Chinese victory- impossible.
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I'm going to do a little parroting here.

Norwegian. This may come as a surprise, but we have ranked Norwegian as the easiest language for English speakers to pick up. ...
Swedish. ...
Spanish. ...
Dutch. ...
Portuguese. ...
Indonesian. ...
Italian. ...
French.
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What Are The 9 Easiest Languages For English Speakers To Learn ...
https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/easiest-languages-for-english-speakers-to-learn


Romance languages in general since they all follow the same basic rules structure and have the same parent language. English has roots in Latin, Greek, Anglo Saxon, Germanic, French, and even some Nordic influence. What English has going for it is that the British Empire did an exceptional job of spreading it and it has largely become the business language courtesy of the USA, at least until China manages to supersede us.
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