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Which Language Would You Choose?

aphotic twilight.aphotic twilight. Member ?Diamond Bar, CAPosts: 155Member
im chinese
and i want/going/have to learn a new language.

right now im deciding between korean
or japanese.

which would you choose?
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  • iilovekimjeonghooniilovekimjeonghoon Sydney =DPosts: 170Member
    Well at the moment I'm doing Japanese and I think it's quite enjoyable and easy to learn. image

    But it is your choice. image Goodluck in choosing.
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  • charzzycharzzy :o SingaporePosts: 5,651Member
    eh. i would choose both.

    but start off with korean first.
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  • eumsungeumsung MelbournePosts: 3,057Member

    ROOKIE

    korean is quite hard..
    but i know korean so right now i'm learning japanese..
    and it's hard too haha...
    depends on what you want but i hear japanese is easier to learn if that's a factor
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  • hipopdancerhipopdancer mahal kita! <3 10.09.08 Illinois, USAPosts: 710Member
    korean is a lil hard for me.
    i'll be studying that later, right now im studying japanese and i think it's much easier ^^

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  • &lt;3 Kim&lt;3 Kim ~~~ AustraliaPosts: 7,678Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    I would do Japanese, i love the language
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  • MoiraEllaMoiraElla Posts: 1,812Member
    I would say Chinese since Japanese characters sort of relates to Chinese characters, am i right? o_o
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  • IlikeChickenIlikeChicken =| VancouverPosts: 1,927Member
    edited August 2007
    Mmm...Japanese, I always wanted to learn Kanji since I already know how to read Hiragana/Katakana, plus their swear words sound nice lol.I would have said Korean but I kinda gave up on learning it when my mom tried teaching it to me, god she's horrible image
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  • xLionHeartxxLionHeartx Behind you.Posts: 647Member

    ROOKIE

    Japanese probably.. but I think Latin comes a close second.
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  • jesseskijesseski Down under..Posts: 501Member
    Well I learn Japanese now and I really enjoy it image I like the sound of the language and the script that it's written in. It's reasonably easy. I really like Korean as well, but I find it really hard to pronounce O.o
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  • cpopbaby19cpopbaby19 ???, ???~ :'( < Posts: 6,190Member
    for me korean first. i don't know why i can't learn japanese. :x when a friend who knows japanese asks me in japanese, i can understand it, but i can't respond or sth. XD

    plus, maybe i started off learning korean. image it's kinda hard but it's really fun~ i haven't had formal language class though~ my korean friend is teaching me and i teach her tagalog in return (haha.) image
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    I really wanna learn to be fluent in hangul/korean in all forms...
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  • huangmeixihuangmeixi Posts: 835Member
    edited August 2007
    Japanese is a lot more useful than Korean, unless you're going to work for the CIA or something and need to infiltrate NK or whatever. Go with Japanese. You've already got the kanji (Chinese characters) down, which most people say is the hardest part of learning it anyway.

    If you're just doing it for entertainment purposes....I have a strong feeling your fervor for whatever will die down by the time you become fluent enough to not need subs.
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  • back,sueback,sue Le rem Posts: 2,534Member
    I would learn Korean first because Japanese is so hectic and complicating. Well for me it was. Korean was much easier. I forgot Korean up until 4th grade, and I learned by just watching dramas and listening to music. Im Korean, so I dont know if that would work with you. But I know a lot of non-Koreans who learned it that way. image


    Good luck!
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  • iya.donghaeiya.donghae I'm in college. Btw. somewhere humid.Posts: 2,714Member
    For me, it'd be Korean. I find the characters quite easy to write, but I still have some difficulty reading. I tried learning Japanese characters so I'd be a bit at ease when I actually go to Japanese classes, but I had no patience and didn't continue. With Korean, however, I found it enjoyable. I'm yet to take classes later this year when my schedule gets lighter. Pronounciation-wise, though, I find Japanese easier to pronounce.

    My friend is self studying Japanese[reading + writing], and she's doing pretty good at reading. She can now read hiragana and katakana and several kanji. She finds it easier coz she knows Chinese.


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  • Lil Asia GurlyLil Asia Gurly The NetherlandsPosts: 137Member
    Japanese, because its easier and Japanese is more important compared to Korean.
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  • sweetsmilesweetsmile Posts: 2,164Member

    ROOKIE

    ^ ditto. I'm Korean myself studying Japanese and I have to say Korean is much harder. It's not like I'm horrible with Korean either... I just learned how much more complicated Korean compared to Japanese.
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  • mr. lovelymr. lovely ! laPosts: 2,640Member
    Korean or Japanese.
    It'd be cool if I could understand what Asian celebrities are saying hahaha.

    If we're talking about European languages, I'd wanna learn German. German is awesome 8D
    HI
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  • LazyAzianLazyAzian BoA Posts: 2,300Member


    Learn Japanese.
    It has more advantages such as JPOP and high-tech objects.
    Korean is easy in writing, pronunciation is ( X _ X ) `~ ♥

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  • xskyixskyi Smile for me... Posts: 2,371Member
    i would love to study korean in school but, they dont teach it. Korean isn't useable here. But why not for fun?!
    I'm already sick of the language i'm learning in school. It's hard!
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  • chubzzychubzzy healing process Somewhere in my own fantasy world...Posts: 7,557Member
    i am learning korean now so i think korean will be my answer.... to me, japanese seems really hard... but if i get a chance, i'll still learn it (but master my korean first!)
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