Not too long after I head my first Arabic lesson, I’m having my first Mandarin lesson!
Arabic wasn’t too different from western languages in a way that they also have an alphabet and a limited amount of letters. Also grammar exists of verbs, nouns, adjectives, etc like we have. Guess the writing would be the most difficult to master.
Mandarin on the other hand is a whole different ballgame. The grammar is just not the same 🙂 Also they have different words for similar things, they have 4 different ways of pronouncing an ‘a’ or ‘o’. I’m maybe already saying wrong things about the language. That’s how much I understood of it 😉
No, it’s good to get some basic things because it’s really useful in a city where the majority doesn’t speak anything else but mandarin. It also gives you an idea of how intensive it would be to really become good at it.
Next lesson is in a week. Looking forward!