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    I want to start learning a new language . For business .Which one would you suggest and why?

    Chinese or Japanese?
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    there is some truth to these rankings as they are used in the professional world http://www.effectivelanguagelearning...age-difficulty as you can see both Chinese (mandarin) and Japanese are in the same category where it's estimated a whopping 2200 hours to learn them. Howvere japanese has an asterisk which indicates it is that little bit more trickier than the other languages. I would suggest Chinese for business as shown it is generally easier (by a bit) and China is a staple in world business
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    It helps to know that Japanese has three writing styles one of which includes Chinese characters . Idk if that helps with your decision.

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    oK thanks, I will try chinese as it's easier and it's important in business.
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    Mandarin
    Chinese is used a lot in business and not only this but its a very tough language that many wish they knew how to speak so learn it!
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    Mandarin! Then you can learn japanese after because I heard itd be easier
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    I think that's up to you to decide. Picking a language that you enjoy may motivate you to learn the language and it may be easier and fun.

    But for business, I would choose Chinese, there are many types of Chinese. Mandarin and Cantonese are examples. Mandarin is the most useful and there are more speakers than any other Chinese. Chinese is a beautiful language. I'm glad I know it.

    After you learn Chinese, it will be simple to learn Japanese as the kanji is taken from Chinese characters. However, there is some kanjis where it is not the same as Chinese so be careful. ^^

    Chinese can help learning other languages easier. Once you know it, Korean can also be easy.

    I hope this helped!

    (Original post by Johnpolo)
    I want to start learning a new language . For business .Which one would you suggest and why?

    Chinese or Japanese?
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    (Original post by Johnpolo)
    oK thanks, I will try chinese as it's easier and it's important in business.
    Also it helps if you're invested in the culture. Are you more into japanese or chinese culture? If neither then just start researching into history and culture of china, see if you find anything you find interesting! Definitely helps when learning a language.
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    I studied Japanese for 2 years at university and it's not as hard as a lot of people think! Advantage is that not that many people can speak it, it's a very unique skill to have. There are two main languages in China, Mandarin and Cantonese. I think Mandarin is the more common one, and the advantage of learning that one is that there will be a much more people that also speak this!

    Having a language is so beneficial, a lot of job applications now are looking for candidates that can speak a second language. It will give you such an upper hand over other candidates.

    http://advice.milkround.com/how-lang...from-the-crowd
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    Oh, and to add, personally, when it comes to learning new languages, I have always favored the Russian language.
 
 
 
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