发表于 2016-10-5 07:41:58
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- Chinese:听力：超级 口语：还可以吧 阅读：看得懂 写作：hahahaha
Posted Yesterday, 03:48 PM
I haven't started learning Japanese yet. It is useful to know that many words in Mandarin come from Japanese (originally English): 自由、哲学。Not sure if it is better to first start with Japanese, then Chinese, or the other way around.
Also, I have noticed how there is more vertical writing in Japanese, I think for Chinese characters vertical is more natural than horizontal. In China the only place we use vertical is at school (a very limited number of schools), only limited to a handful of scholars, while there is more vertical writing in Japanese.
You have probably realized that learning Chinese and Japanese are two complementary processes. It depends on you to choose the one you want to start with. I chose Chinese and am happy with it, but still interested in Japanese.