There was this person who was amazed by the intricate patterns of the Chinese language and he was totally confused trying to understand the same. He tried out the various translation sites on the net in order to gain further knowledge about the Chinese language but always came up against a wall. For the uninitiated there are 3 different languages that are used in china and they are Mandarin, Cantonese and Traditional. Unless one goes into depth about the Chinese language, it will be tough for them to have more knowledge about the same, regardless of the translation sites they visit. The best option for them will be to approach someone who are well versed in the linguistics of that language and seek their help.
Before you set forth to visit China on a business trip, it is important that you know a bit about their language and study a few common phrases like greetings and salutations and pronounce them correctly. This might sound tough, it being an alien language, but if the Chinese visitors to your country can speak your language, why not you. There is no doubt that English is far easier to learn that Chinese but that does not mean you cannot pick up a few words if you try hard enough. There are many online courses that help you to master this language and most of them offer a basic course for business travelers that will help you while you are visiting China to seal up that important business deal.
After English, the Chinese language has the second most following in the world. Unlike the English language that contains of just 26 characters, the Chinese language is made up of hundreds of graphical representations that make up each the words and sentences. You will be amazed to know that typing 10 words per minute on a Chinese typewriter is considered to be very fast. If required you can ask your online friend to guide you to learn common phrases and how to pronounce them correctly. The most you need to know when you are embarking on a business trip are a few phrases like `hello’, `greetings’, `good morning’, `good evening’, `good night’ along with some more complicated terms like `where is the’.
Having a decent knowledge about the Chinese language will open up many avenues for you and you can find yourself with the job of a translator. Unlike some Western & Eastern European languages like German & Russian, (or to be more specific, the Deutsch & Cyrillic script and the written term is called), that are guttural; the Chinese language is soft and musical. There are many people who try to jump into and directly try to learn the phrases by heart. While this might be fine, would it not be better if you try to understand the scientific and the grammatical nuances of the language? All it needs is some time and patience and if you are dedicated enough, you should start picking it up easily.