25 Good Reasons to Learn Chinese

Whether you’re already learning Chinese (Mandarin) or you’ve just recently decided to take the plunge, let me offer 25 good reasons why you should learn Chinese. I hope this will help motivate you to start learning or to continue learning. Sometimes we can forget why we even started learning such a difficult language in the first place, and so maybe this list will remind you and give you more reasons to be excited.

1. The Chinese economy is the fastest growing economy in the world.

2. It will help you to find a job. Being bilingual or trilingual always helps and speaking Chinese will give you a competitive edge.

3. There are more native speakers of Chinese than any other language. Nearly 1/4 the world’s population.

4. You can make more friends. Out of China’s ~1.4 billion person population, there are a lot of nice people.

5. It’s a smart business move.

6. You can go to China and not feel like a fool.

7. There are thousands of interesting places to travel to in China, and everyone speaks Putonghua, the common dialect.

8. You will gain extra respect, especially with Chinese people.

9. You can have confidence when doing business with Chinese.

10. Some of the best food in China can only be discovered through understanding the menu.Conceptual sign of sucess in business and life

11. Knowing the written language will open up the culture of one of the world’s oldest civilizations.

12. You will open up many new opportunities for your life.

13. You can get first-hand information from China instead of through secondary sources.

14. China is the largest creditor nation in the world, and is the largest holder of U.S. Treasuries.

15. So you can teach your children Chinese too.

16. You can broaden your perspective. China is also vast and multi-cultured.

17. You can watch Chinese movies without those stupid voice dubs.

18. If you’re not in China, you can use it as your secret language.

19. China is an incredibly important county in this century, and will probably be the dominant economic power.

20. Your career may depend on it.

21. You will never need another interpreter to communicate with Chinese people.

22. If you have Chinese relatives they will definitely appreciate it.

23. You will find that Chinese grammar is similar to English and is not very hard.

24. If you practice any Chinese arts then you can truly learn from the masters.

25. And of course, it’s fun! You will enjoy the experience of learning Chinese.

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One Response to 25 Good Reasons to Learn Chinese

  1. G. L. Jack says:

    Very informative post, you made some good points. I especially found it useful where you stated in point 1,2,3,4,8 and 12.

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