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Asians in Consulting

Guys is it easier to learn Korean or Japanese? I speak Chinese and Tibetan fluently but want to pick up another. Only considering Korean and Japanese, and choosing solely based on level of difficulty!

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I vote for Korean. Very simple phonetic alphabet that you can pick up very quickly, and so you can be reading relatively soon.

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This!!!

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Oh funny, I'd argue for Japanese since you can carry over the Chinese characters. And then Korean will be really easy after that because the grammar is similar to Japanese, plus the alphabet is phonetic.

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I did exactly that. Learned japanese and then korean 😜

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Korean! Phonetic script, but I’ve been surprised how much Chinese characters still play a role in the culture (I say this purely as an ABC watching kdramas haha)

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If you’re fluent in Chinese reading, a lot of Japanese writing makes sense quickly although not necessarily the pronunciation. Korean is considered by many linguistics experts to be as close to a perfect language as possible. It’s definitely easier to pick up than Japanese but your Chinese skills won’t help too much.

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Korean was made to be easy to learn so that’s your best bet.

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If you learn Korean it’s easy to pick up the other since Korean and Japanese is similar. If you already speak Chinese, Japanese might be easier since they share some chatacters

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Korean is relatively easier to learn, but as a Chinese speaker both will be about the same level of difficulty to master. Go with which culture you are more interested in.

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Korean 100%

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Korean is easier to learn but I prefer Japanese.

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Korean! I learnt reading Hangul for a week and it’s simply stuck in my head. When I sing Kpop at least I can follow the lyrics. I also learnt Japanese for a year but I’ve forgotten everything...

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I prefer Korean. It sounds like you just want to learn one language for now and it is definitely easier because of the writing system.

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How are you planning to learn Korean/Japanese? Looking for good resources to learn a new language

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I’m personally a huge fan of Duolingo as a free language learning tool! Relevant lessons have grammar tips and it’s most fantastic for vocab building. I used it for French (completed all the modules too!), and the app is clearly most equipped for romanic languages. However, I wouldn’t sell the asian part of it short! I’ve been powering through in Japanese on Duolingo, and with a little help from google and the Duolingo forums, I’m finally starting to pick up the grammatical structures and nuances. For Japanese, I’m also (rarely) using the Genki textbooks to supplement my understanding.

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Also asked same question several months back. Def. Korean! I selected based on difficulty and fact that im way more into korean stuff. Come from a canto background

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Japanese is harder than Korean because of the Chinese characters, so I’d say if you already know Chinese, learning Japanese might be easier.

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