Can Europeans ever truly learn Asian languages (Chinese or Japanese)? Is it possible to learn this power?
Huh shit. Spoken Japanese is a cakewalk son.
Chinese is hard until you realize the grammar is retard-tier easy, though people who thought pronouncing French correctly in high school was gay need never apply.
>Can Europeans ever truly learn Asian languages?
Vietnamese and Malay. Malay being the easiest of SEA languages, according to my research, but Vietnamese because it's Vietnam - the GOAT Asia
Japanese is easy grammar wise and is not tonal, you basically have to watch whether you say each letter high or low, that's it.
Nips even simplified their writing to a degree. Yiu can get by with knowing only 3000 characters.
Chinese is fucking nuts. Good luck learning that shit.
>China will embrace pinyinisation or cease to expand
>then the "HARD RANGUAGE" meme will die
Wait, so is Japanese hard or what? Not from a English native viewpoint though (because I speak an actual language, with cases, genders and a small million of conjugations)
What I noticed is that these languages have very little grammar, but this tonality is the catch. Is Korean easier?
Much easier in Chinese despite having to learn more of them.
How they are used in Japanese makes learning how to read and write in Japanese much harder.
Many/most Chinese characters used in Japanese basically have two or three standard "readings" for every word they used (or if they stand for themselves) with possibly additional specialized readings for certain words. There are so many exceptions that you basically have learn how to identify the correct reading of every word by context and experience.
Very large number of vowel phonemes.
Aspirated vs unaspirated consonants.
Aspirated approximant / unaspirated approximant / fricative tripplets of consonant phonemes.
What the fuck man that's completely backwards. Japanese is so easy to speak correctly. Chinese has tones and that makes it a fuck ton harder.
Only thing that makes Japanese harder is the grammar and the fact that they remove pieces of sentences leaving you guessing a lot.