How long does it take to learn this language?

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cantoman
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How long does it take to learn this language?

Post by cantoman » Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:13 am

As a total beginner. How long does it take to get to a reasonable level of fluency in this language? I've been stuying independently for 3 months now. Using Pimsleur and some other material. I am on lesson 17 using Pimsleur.

My rate of progress seems to be quite slow. Is Pimsleur sufficient or should one use other material concurrently.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Post by ai_jie_lun » Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:24 pm

its really quite simple....you can become fluent in a matter of 3 months if you just move to somewhere like hong kong for 3 months...u'll be forced to adapt and learn the language to survive...
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1000+ hours

Post by Fluency » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:00 pm

I remember reading that the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA estimates it takes at least 1320 hours of instruction to be moderately proficient in Chinese.
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Post by Sun Wukung » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:36 pm

The primary issue is learning to speak the new language. If you can read most of the signs and can attach the new readings to the familiar characters. That's the way I learned official Mandarin. I started out by studying the kanji or the Japanese adaptations of the hanzi. I then reallized that on the mainland they used Simplifed characters as the "hanzi' of modern China. I then had to adapt a new set of sounds to some of the kanji characters. It's not too hard to do, learn Cantonese that is. :wink:
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Post by benji145 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:22 am

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Re: How long does it take to learn this language?

Post by sheetha » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:17 pm

I started out by studying the kanji or the Japanese adaptations of the hanzi. I then reallized that on the mainland they used Simplifed characters as the "hanzi' of modern China.
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Re: How long does it take to learn this language?

Post by chinese89 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:09 am

is there any online resources available to learn this language?
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Re: How long does it take to learn this language?

Post by akash01 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:54 pm

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Re: How long does it take to learn this language?

Post by ethanhill » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:06 pm

I have been searching for a good online course so as to master my grip on the language. I have started learning cantonese fro few months now. I had to drop out of the course in between, now just looking for some online help to revamp myself up till the point i had already studied.

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Re: How long does it take to learn this language?

Post by candie111 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:48 pm

it depend on learners .in fact it is not very difficult but 3 months is too short to acquire it
so don't hurry if you work hard you will learn it well
good luck
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