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Some people think Mandarin is the most difficult language to master. Well, as an experienced and professional Mandarin teacher, I'm presenting few points here to prove that Mandarin is not that difficult.
Like other languages, Chinese also has a alphabet of which pronunciation is very similar to the world language English. The only difference is that Chinese is a tonal language and it has four tones which is not so hard to master through practice
2. Characters and words
Chinese syllables are represent by characters and some people may think that it's hard to write Chinese characters.Well, actually you don't need to know how to write Chinese characters if you just want to speak Chinese. You just need to recoganize them, but Chinese calligraphy is a kind of art and a lot of foreigners may be very interested in learning it.
Since Chinese syllables are represent by characters and each character is unique and may never change its form , so Chinese words never change their forms,such as nouns from singular to plural and verbs change their forms in difference tenses and so on which never happen in Chinese.
Chinese grammar is a lot easier than it in English and many other languages for there's no tenses, no changes of verb forms in Chinese which is acheived by adding a specific particle(character) to the sentence. So you just need to memorize the function of some specific particles. You don't have to change the form of the verb in every sentence.In Chinese, you just need to know one particle for each grammar point.
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