Should I learn Thai or Chinese?

Which is easier to learn Thai or Chinese?

Chinese is harder to learn in depth, but Thai is harder at the beginning. Because the difficulties of Chinese are in its written language and its large vocabulary, while the difficulty of Thai is in its pronunciation.

Can Thai people understand Mandarin?

Mandarin is a popular language to learn in Thailand amongst Thais (who do not already speak it), as is Korean (fad, very hot right now language). A lot of Chinese Thai families also send their children to classes to learn how to read and write Chinese, so there shouldn’t be any shortage of decent teachers available.

Is Thai a difficult language to learn?

The Foreign Service Institute classifies Thai as a Level IV difficulty language (in the same category as Vietnamese and Hungarian, for example), with an average of 44 study weeks needed to achieve a working knowledge of the language. It’s a great excuse to spend some time in Thailand!

Is it easy for Chinese to learn Thai?

Yes, Thai is considerably easier to learn than any of the other three. I believe the three hardest are Japanese, Chinese and Korean in that order. Thai is a tonal language but although that is a foreign concept it isn’t actually terribly difficult to learn.

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What is the hardest language in the world?

1. Mandarin Chinese. Interestingly, the hardest language to learn is also the most widely spoken native language in the world.

Are Thai people Chinese?

Thailand has the largest overseas Chinese community in the world outside Greater China. 11 to 14 percent of Thailand’s population are considered ethnic Chinese. The Thai linguist Theraphan Luangthongkum claim the share of those having at least partial Chinese ancestry at about 40 percent of the Thai population.

Why does Thai sound like Cantonese?

As a native Cantonese speaker, Thai sounds like Vietnamese or Southern Min Chinese aka Minnan (閩南語). And one interesting fact: Thai is actually influenced by Minnan and one of the great kings of Thailand (Taksin) is from Teochew/Chaozhou (潮州), and their language is a Minnan dialect.

Is Chinese harder than Japanese?

Learning to read and write Japanese is probably harder than Chinese because most Japanese characters (kanji) have two or more pronunciations, whereas the vast majority of Chinese characters (hanzi) only have one. … Chinese grammar is generally considered a lot easier to learn than Japanese.

Is Thai easier than Japanese?

Thai is much easier to use, despite the tones and pronunciation difficulty. Thai grammar system is much easier and straight forward than the Japanese. For example Thai doesn’t have “tenses”, to make negative modification you just add “no”, to make your word sound more polite you only need a single suffix.

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