Help me decide between Chinese or Japanese. And no, I don't want to look at the "DONT LEARN CHINESE" image.
>Already know a bit, so lesrning will be fast
>Not that many jobs need it. In fact, it's not a very useful language outside of niches.
>Plenty of jobs open up for me if I learn chinese
>Dont know shit about the language. Gonna take a few years to be good, let alone fluent
>Find it more and more useful in general
What do you wanna do? Just find work? If that's the case, pick Mandarin, they hire a lot of foreign workers to build their ships, skyscrapers etc.
I've had 2 friends who worked in China but neither of them stayed there and didn't really like it
Finding workin Japan is probably going to be a lot harder but I would imagine you'd enjoy your stay there a lot more.
Is Mandarin the one that can very wildly based on your inflection? That seems difficult.
Yea thats why I really wanna weigh the pros and cons. Learning chinese means I have to grt a proper teacher
I want a set of skills that would let me find a well paying job on their own. As far as Im aware, chinese speakers are highly sought after where I live
Literally impossible. I wanna git gud at one in a reasonably short amount of time.
Learn njggerse, your native tongue
Would you really be able to be happy dealing with Chinese or living in China? Sure, you don't want to look at the image, but it has a point no? Dealing with Chinese people in some situations is probably a bit miserable. They're more extroverted than Japanese so on the good times it might be better, but on the bad it might be worse and more often.
And there's the whole foreigner thing.
Enjoying repeating "hao" 8 different ways
ask this anon
I'm Chinese, born in the US. The only time I spoke Chinese to strangers in the past 15 years was when I went to China town with my Chinese Dad to order food.
How did you remember?
My mother taught me Taiwanese Mandarin when I was a young child. I forgot how to read and write. I only know how to speak it now.
The people that have learned chinese for business advise not doing it, because once you're type-cast into that role that's all you'll be doing, and Chinese business is like a caricaturized stereotype of the Evil Capitalism memes, where lying and shortcutting are a given, and trying to operate anything resembling a professional, above-board business with Chinese involvement will be a massive headache. At least the Japanese are more likely to be honest and care about you as a client, though in terms of working directly for either you'll be a foreigner who at best has to prove themselves and at worst never can because they don't like you.
If you're working for a Western company that does business with Japan then that's fine. Wouldn't do Chinese ever until they learn integrity, quality-control, or establish a modicum of ethics in their culture.
^. Don't ever bother learning Chinese. I have a story. I was renting near LA. My roommate had a Chinese girl over. I tried to speak Chinese to her and she didn't even respond. Don't bother learning Chinese in the U.S. You won't ever use it. You're better off learning Spanish or Korean. Plus China Bad USA good.
The most important thing with learning a language is having the interest and drive to keep going because without that you're likely to just give up and then you'll have learnt no new languages.
Eh, I only learned both because I wanted to read novels in both languages.
I'd say learn Japanese if you want to enjoy more anime/vn/lns. Otherwise go learn Chinese for reading webnovels.
>the "DONT LEARN CHINESE" image
someone please post it, I'm curious
someone already did