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Irish Born Chinese

Chinese, hard?

Created Saturday, 9th September 2006, 17:34 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

Chinese is hard? Never (in sarcastic tone).

Mick pinged me about this article on why Chinese is hard for a native English speaker to learn to Chinese. It’s not just speaking it, we all know that is a sinch for native English speakers, the writer incompasses reading and writing! The article was an enjoyable read of how he grapples with Chinese after so many years studying it. I am not surprised. I remember my mom (a long time ago), was trying to write a letter in Chinese, and she had a whole copy page filled with scribbled out Chinese words. At one stage, she enlisted the help of my dad and my cousin who was living with us at the time. At least reading Chinese is easier then writing, not that I can read alot anyway.

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