learning chinese

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  1. darksnow
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    my parents are really bugging me on how to read and write chinese, and i find i simply cant learn much from books/school.
    i've been wondering if there is a homebrew which can help me with my kanji.
     


  2. Grimalkin

    Grimalkin Waaaaaaaah!

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    Well, learning Kanji wouldn't help you with Chinese. Since Kanji are a Japanese modernized version of the Chinese Kangxi dictionary, you'd eventually be on a far-off tangent. Unfortunately, I don't think there are any programs that'll help you with Hanzi (Traditional Chinese).
     
  3. NightKry

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    Why learn Chinese?
    I'm fluent in Chinese/Canto/Mandarin/Taiwanese and all i'm doing right now is honing my Japanese...

    Are you learning Chinese for a good reason? I started to take Japanese in high school since I will be going there as an exchange student (my parents insisted as part of my grandparents are Japanese). Yeah, and to understand Japanese video games =D
     
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    There's an excellent piece of software called Wen Lin. It's a bit pricy, though. Totally worth it, however.
    If you have a Palm OS PDA you can also try out Plecodict, an amazing piece of work and very useful for studying Chinese.

    No homebrew that I know of.

    It's an excellent decision. I'm a Mandarin speaker and have lived in China for four years. It's an interesting, complex, yet totally logical and fun language to learn. Not only that, but 1.3 billion people in the world speak a form of it. Not bad, right? The other interesting thing is that you'll be able to understand perhaps 30% of Japanese simply from reading the Hanzi, or Kanji - Korea as well with their Hanja.
     
  5. Private|Par

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    I really want a Learn Japanese game to come out, although I doubt it will. I doubt this because the Japanese make Learn Language games, or at least as far as I know. Is there any homebrew for learning JAPANESE?
     
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    Over there.
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    Cheers, thanks for that.
     
  8. Dylan

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    JDS doesn't seem to be very helpful
     
  9. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    From anything to writing is helpful. Like Rooma-ji to hiragana for example.
     
  10. kallekall

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    Anki is a great tool to use if you want to remember words and Hanzi. Or if you want to remember anything in anything.

    Download it here!
     
  11. darksnow
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    im learning chinese because i am chinese >.< i can speak mando/canto/fj but i cant write any of it.
     
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    If you can't think of 4 reasons within a second of thinking of that question, you're not old enough.
     
  13. Bob Evil

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    Out of the corner of your eye
    Which parts? 2 finger, 4 toes, an eye and 11 ribs?

    [​IMG]
     
  14. cupajoe

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    Chinese is a tough language to learn, but I can see it as the language of business in 30 years.
     
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    Yes, because half the world is already in major debt to them lol
     
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    >.> Very funny, but no. One of my grandmother is Japanese. So I guess that'll be one head, two arms, two legs, some hair... and other stuff?

    But wow, this site is real hostile.
     
  18. Grimalkin

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    You just can't take a joke.
     
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    I used Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish, it is a great program (PC)
     
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    Sarcasm is hard to tell when it's in text.