Learning a new language is a task that needs a lot of commitment, dedication, and a good amount of time. If you are already busy and still planning to learn the Chinese language or have started, you might have wondered at some point if it is worth learning. Chinese, the most spoken language on the globe is also considered to be one of the most difficult languages to learn because of the characters and tone. In spite of all these facts let us see what makes it really worthy to learn Chinese.
Important things to know
Connect with people
As mentioned earlier it is the most spoken language across the globe and thus you can communicate with so many people. There are a considerably good number of Chinese speakers in the U.S as well so learning the language for communication purposes is worth it.
Advantage on your CV
The knowledge of Chinese definitely looks good on your CV. You might be a preferred candidate if you have all the right skills and also know the Chinese language.
Ease in travel
Chinese is not just spoken in mainland China but also in other countries like Taiwan, Singapore, etc. Thus, if you love traveling or travel a lot for business purposes knowledge of Chinese can be very helpful especially with the local people.
Personal growth and brain exercise
Learning Chinese is considered to be a good exercise for your brain. According to many researchers unlike many languages Chinese which use only the left temporal lobe of the brain, learning Chinese involves both left and right temporals of the brain, thus making you smarter. Also, bilingual or multilingual people are considered to be better with cognitive skills and logical thinking. Thus, you always have a personal advantage to learning Chinese as a foreign language.
You can truly understand the Chinese culture
Culturally and traditionally things could be very different from one country to another especially in two different parts of the world. A new language opens doors to a new culture. If you are someone who needs to live in China for a considerable period of time or would like to understand the Chinese culture in general, learning the language can definitely be of help.
Apart from all these reasons, if you have a Chinese partner or would like your children to learn the language at a young age, your knowledge of the language could definitely prove to be beneficial.
Having said that, it is important to understand that learning Chinese is not a very easy task. There could be times when you might just want to quit or find it frustrating. Only with a strong motivating reason can you keep going. Also, your resources to learn the language make a world of difference.
Learning the language in an organized manner which is also practical for your purpose can keep you going. There are many online options available these days where you can learn Chinese from the comfort of your own space at your pace.
Finally, if Mark Zuckerberg can take time to learn Chinese and deliver a speech, you could definitely find a good reason and time to learn the language.