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Why Is Learning Chinese Language So Difficult?
Learning Chinese, especially as an adult, can be quite a difficult task. It is sort of like training a dog how to do new tricks after it reaches adulthood, or trying to teach an old lady how to drive, after she has spent most of her life walking to where she needs to go, or perhaps taking a bus or taxi. Going through the process or translation dictionaries, compact disc training sets, books, tutoring, and school courses can become extremely vigorous and frustrating, especially if you have a hard time learning new languages to begin with. But do not feel bad, because learning the Chinese language is even hard for Chinese people themselves due to its complexities. Chinese has widely been known to be one of the most popular yet most difficult languages to learn. Some people say “it’s Chinese to me!”, which is pretty much proof in the pudding that learning Chinese is like rocket science to most. The key to learning the language is to have a mindset of understanding it will be hard, but knowing it will be fun trying your best to learn it.
Learning to speak Chinese is a task in and of itself, but learning to write in Chinese is a whole new ballgame altogether. While English only has combinations of our 26 basic letters, Chinese has up to 50,000 characters in their language. Which can be super difficult trying to memorize them all. Chinese doesn’t use a basic alphabet like most languages do. They rely on combination of characters that mean different things. there are no commonalities to English at all with Chinese writing and reading. It is even hard to read translations in translation manuals, if they are written in Chinese symbols. Perhaps the most difficult reasons to learn how to speak the Chinese language is that certain words spoken in different tones and dialect can have completely different meanings, which makes Chinese even more complex! In conclusion, I recommend getting a Chinese tutor via the internet, because it is the cheapest and most effective way to practice and learn the difficult, yet beautiful Chinese language and writing system.
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What’s the difference between these four Chinese languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, traditional & simplified?
I know the difference between Mandarin and Cantonese is regional, but what’s their relationship with simplified and traditional Chinese? Thanks…
I suppose you know the meanings of Mandarin, Cantonese, traditional & simplified.
China / Mandarin / simplified characters
Hong Kong / Cantonese / traditional characters
Taiwan / Mandarin / traditional characters
The Lion in the Bible versus the Quran (6)
The Lion is mentioned in the Bible 119 times, 110 times in the Old Testament and nine times in the New Testament. The Lion itself is not mentioned in the Noble Quran; however, wild beasts (wild animals) is mentioned once.
In the Bible, Revelation 13:1-6 talk about a strange beast with amazing characters. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. The whole world worshiped the beast and said: “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?” The Dragon and that beast are not found in the Noble Quran.
The Dragon in the Bible:
The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.
This beast which came out of the sea had amazing characters; he had Seven Heads, Ten Horns and Ten Crowns. One of the seven heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound if it had been slain. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast when the beast’s fatal wound had been healed. The whole world worshiped both the beast and the Dragon.
Revelation 13:1-6 in four different versions of the Bible:
New International Version
1And the dragon stood on the shore of the sea.
The Beast out of the Sea
And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.
2The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.
3One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast.
4Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?”
5The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months.
6He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.
New American Standard Bible
The Beast from the Sea
1And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.
2And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.
3I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast;
4they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”
5There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.
6And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
English Standard Version
The First Beast
1And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.
2And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.
3One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast.
4And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?”
5And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months.
6It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
King James Version
1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
The Dragon in modern sciences:
The Dragon is the only mythical creature in the Chinese zodiac. In China, dragons are associated with strength, health, harmony, and good luck; they are placed above doors or on the tops of roofs to banish demons and evil spirits.
The Dragon is omnipotent. They are flamboyant, attractive and full of vitality and strength. In China, the Dragon is the sign of the Emperor of China or the male element Yang. The Dragon is the symbol of power and wealth.
In short, the Dragon is a mythical creature that exists only in myth. The presence of the Dragon is unproved from the scientific point of view. The same is the case in respect to this Biblical strange Beast.
The Dragon in the Noble Quran:
The Dragon is not mentioned in the Noble Quran.
This Biblical strange Beast is not mentioned in the Noble Quran.
The interested reader is invited to read this series of articles: The Lion in the Bible versus the Quran (1-6).
Back to my question to the smart reader:
Is the Quran quoted from the Bible?
About the Author
Professor Dr. Ibrahim Khalil
Prof. of Clinical and Chemical Pathology,
Head of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control Unit,
Ain-Shams University. Cairo, Egypt.
And, President of the Egyptian Society of Inventors.
Member of the Egyptian union of Writers