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ID: 0555 Upper Intermediate
Are you pouring over your accumulated mountain of Chinese-learning books, now wearing a set of prescription glasses due to Chinese character eye-strain, and dreaming of latin-based languages and the sun-drenched beaches that oft go along with them? This is no time for regrets! This is a lesson to validate Mandarin Chinese-learners everywhere, reaffirming that we made the right decision in taking on this charming language! In this podcast, learn about the agonies of learning Japanese.
Sat Jun 23 2007 | Jenny, John
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|岁月不饶人||suìyuè bù ráorén||Time and tide wait for no one|
|费劲||fèijìn||to put forth a lot of effort; tiring|
|琢磨||zuómo||to ponder over|
āyō ，nǐ zhème yònggōng ，zài xué rìyǔ ！
Wow, you're so hard-working, studying Japanese!
ng4 ，gāng kāishǐ de 。suìyuè bù ráorén a ，xiànzài xué diǎn dōngxi kě zhēn fèijìn 。
Yeah, I just started. Time and tide wait for no man. Studying stuff now is really tiring.
rìyǔ hé hànyǔ bù shì tǐng xiàng de ma 。zǒng bǐ xué yīngyǔ róngyì ba 。
But Japanese and Chinese are really similar, right? It's got to be easier than studying English, anyway.
wǒ yǐqián yě zhème xiǎng 。xiànzài fāxiàn ，rìyǔ zhǐshì kāitóu jiǎndān ，bǐrú shūxiě 、fāyīn shénme de 。kěshì xiǎng xué de shēn yīdiǎn jiù nán le 。
I used to think that. Now I find that Japanese is only easy in the beginning, for writing and pronunciation and stuff. But if you want to dig deeper in your studies it's difficult.
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