Learning Mandarin

Chase Z0guGA
May 31 10 Comments

I'm thinking about really investing in learning Mandarin for better career prospects. Is this a dumb idea? I have a couple of friends who work in Finance in Asia and it seems like to be marketable you need to speak Mandarin...I think learning Mandarin is the future...Am I wrong or is it just too late...I hope to one day work abroad...

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  • Why don’t you learn a coding language? 10 time easier than Mandarin and could be more useful in the long run. Unless you are seriously considering moving to Asia, learning Mandarin is not as rewarding as you think
    May 31 4
    • Microsoft gh0stntshl
      You are joking right?
      Jun 2
    • Which part? Thousands Chinese coders in bay - no one speaks better English than they code
      Jun 3
    • Nvidia / Finance
      fininja

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      fininjamore
      which boba place do you like the most in the bay area?
      Jun 9
    • Hmmm ....TP Tea in South Bay and Black Sugar in SF
      Jun 14
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Learn it. I picked it up. Takes a lot of effort though.
    May 31 0
  • Boom Technology DrtU65
    Mandarin is great and is the primary language of mainland China. Finance is in Hong Kong, and they speak Cantonese. I would learn mandarin because it has broader reach, but it’s not going to help if you’re strictly in finance - in HK. SHANGHAI most speak shanghainese/mandarin though.
    Jun 3 1
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      fininja

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      fininjamore
      Doesnt hurt to learn it.
      Jun 9
  • Apple / Eng
    T1m Cook

    Apple Eng

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    T1m Cookmore
    Learning a different language is always a great thing. I can speak 4 languages. IMO language is the carrier of your thoughts. You will be able to feel different “thinking formulas” while switching among different languages. Also it helps you understand different cultures. I don’t think it’s a waste of time. I think it’s a wise choice and totally worth to invest in.
    May 31 0
  • Microsoft gh0stntshl
    Learning a new language is never a dumb idea. Have fun doing it. Don’t build expectations.
    May 31 0