"Is it difficult to learn Chinese?"

Translation:学习汉语难吗?

November 24, 2017

26 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/codewritertom

The version given here seems a little awkward. You would probably be more likely to hear"汉语很难学吗?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr_Jerry

Came here to say that very thing. Also, 中文 should be a suitable substitute for 汉语 but Duolingo often marks it wrong, as they did here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/original_orio

Or 学汉语难不难?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr_Jerry

学 by itself in a context such as this is probably not going to work. It just isn't natural.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/original_orio

Or学汉语难不难?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OphiaOne

That's what I was wondering, too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vYxR8

No native Chinese speaker would say it like that. The correct sentence is 学习汉语难不难?吗 variation hardly be used often


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ant.H

Why is it that 难 cam be used without 很 in this scenario? Are there hard and fast rules regarding when 很 is or isn't necessary?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DatQuangLe

Hen is not used in question I think. I read it somewhere


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rumactree

I was very happy to find my sentence accepted :)

学中文难不难?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/trycykle

Can one also say "中文难学吗?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaxMorris19

That's the better way to say it in fact


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sparrky101

is duolingo taunting us though


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/smail600829

(学习汉语很难吗?) is correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Don2xu

Yes it is one of the hardest languages!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClassiDuo

Characters and tones are tough; grammar and compound words are not too bad, though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ToviOlivolo

It has difficult parts and easy parts just like all languages, it also depends on your first language and other factors. I don't think it is very hard to learn...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kot439602

Not really, as a native Russian speaker Russian is way harder. Chinese grammar is actually pretty simple and unchanging. I think it's mostly difficult due to its characters, which do not resemble the pronunciation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kot439602

And also tones probably, although I don't seem to have much of a problem with them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1MOiipQU

I thought that all questions were phrased like 难不难 (difficult, not difficult). No?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rumactree

No.

But 学中文难不难?is also accepted for this question.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasHamm249398

I want to listen to sentences after practicing them. Could you add a speaker to these kinds is questions too?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1MOiipQU

Why isn't the question structured like other questions, i. e., difficult/not difficult?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rumactree

It could be. But why learn only one way? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenWinchester

Is "中文好学吗" acceptable/potentially more common?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VIXX_LuvMyself

是!!! (forgot the "very" character) 难!!

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