Japanese and Chinese at once?
Does learning Japanese and Chinese at once make it harder to learn Japanese?
I'm just wondering.
I'm just wondering.
posted by Karuda August 2, 2014 at 4:26am
- Kimbo August 2, 2014 at 6:28amI assume it would make it take longer, and longer is harder I guess. If you're new to second languages, I would advise against it until you know what it involves.
- freakymrq August 2, 2014 at 4:56amIt can be confusing since not all of the kanji mean the same thing from japanese to chinese or vice versa.
- sachikona August 2, 2014 at 4:56amHi there!
I'm learning Japanese and Chinese this year. So far, it doesn't make Japanese harder, but that may be because I started with it first and am further into that particular language. Actually I find that Japanese makes learning Chinese easier-when it comes to reading/writing hanzi anyway.
Hope that answered your wondering. :)
- meowchelle7 August 2, 2014 at 5:43pmI've been studying Chinese longer than Japanese, and even though there are many discrepancies between the meaning of the characters in each language, I think that as long as you treat the two, in terms of writing, as separate scripts, you will be fine.
- Satoru August 14, 2014 at 5:30pmAs a Chinese, I feel easy to learn Japanese vocabulary (especially kanji :D ). However if you learn two languages at once, you may be confused.
- Tokashi11 August 15, 2014 at 4:31pmIm learning both (and korean as well) so it is harder to learn. I just focus on speaking Chinese until my full Japanese is complete, then i focus on the Kanji differences between the two languages. Good Luck! :O
- Takezuki October 30, 2014 at 6:31amI'm confuse sometimes while seing a Chinese characters and instantly thinking about the meaning in Japanese~ Even if the grammar is different, I'm never confuse about it as I "switch my mind" in Japanese/Chinese, and then the sentences structure seems clear :).
- Kant_Lernjap October 30, 2014 at 8:12amKnowing one will make learning the other easier since they both use similar alphabets. However, studying both at the same time will essentially split the amount of time you can spend on one in half. If you're already spending hardly any time studying Japanese, trying to learn both simultaneously is a mistake.
- Aisu_Hono November 14, 2014 at 11:50amI'm learning Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. Maybe I don't get mixed up because of the accents of something because I never confuse the three in reading or speaking.