Why is Chinese so inefficient?

Why is Chinese so inefficient?

The Chinese written language is inefficient compared to alphabetic languages for 3 reasons: It takes too long to learn — Students spend the majority of their childhood learning the intricacies and technicalities of the language itself instead of using the language to develop their ideas.

Is Chinese writing slower?

Written Chinese is dense, so though comprehension of characters is slower than letters, meaning is conveyed at the same rate as in English. That’s because each syllable in a fast-sounding language like Spanish has less meaning than a slower one like English or Chinese.

Why is Chinese not phonetic?

Chinese is NOT a phonetic language Chinese is a pictorial language. Its “alphabet” is a series of pictographic symbols that have specific meanings for words. These pictures tell you a little bit about the pronunciation, but not everything. The Chinese character for a leaf is 叶, which kind of looks like a leaf.

How long will it take to learn Chinese?

It takes a learner with average aptitude only 15 weeks to reach level 2 for Spanish or French, but about 50 weeks to reach a similar level of the Chinese language. If you want to be fully fluent in Mandarin, you’d better plan to spend about 230 weeks, which is about 4 years.

Do Chinese people type in English?

PinYin just means you type in English, and whatever the Chinese word sounds like in English, you type it out, and then you can select the correct word that you want to type. The standard way is the more efficient way, because it is faster, and you don’t need to know English to use it.

Why do Chinese say dear?

Fear not, we’re here to explain why. The word “Qin亲(qīn)” is the short form of “亲爱的(qīnài de)”, which translates as dear. While Dear is used to address relatively informal letters in the west, calling a random stranger”dear” online is not a typical way to interact.

Who is a cutie pie?

: a cute person : sweetheart.