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内容摘要:回答翻译:Bruce SweigertI have found that knowledge of the language is almost universally positively accepted. The Chinese are incredibly proud o...

Bruce Sweigert
I have found that knowledge of the language is almost universally positively accepted.
The Chinese are incredibly proud of their culture, and for a big part in history they have been expected to learn English (or other foreign language) in order to succeed in a modern, globalized world. The fact that foreigners are now making the effort to learn their language is really satisfying to them because it shows that both China has become a true world power, and also that the speaker has taken the time and effort to learn the Chinese language - kind of a leveling of the playing field if you will.
In my case, I have been studying Mandarin on and off for an extended period over 25 years, including 3 years formal education in an American university, 2 years graduate study, and 1.5 years abroad in immersion training, in practical use in various parts of my career and also in private study. You can say that I have put in a significant amount of effort, and people that I speak to can detect it, even though my fluency has varied over time as I constantly seem to be in a stage of "recovery" based on my cycle of usage.
In practical situations, it can really be helpful to ease the tension. Taxi drivers, waiters, and store clerks often get nervous when a foreigner approaches them. Speak a little Chinese, and they are relieved that the burden is off of them, and often its very easy to engage in small talk - especially taxi drivers want to know your whole life story and how and why you came to learn the language. I even had one case where a taxi driver refused taking the fare from me because he enjoyed chatting with me so much!
In a business situation, knowing Chinese is golden. Even if you don't use it for business discussions, if you can let loose during the social situations that are always a part of doing business in China, its really the chance to get a closer bond with your business partners than would be impossible otherwise.  You can come close to being "one of us" rather than just another foreigner. They really respect the effort that one takes to learn their language - from basic to advanced.
If you plan to spend time in China for an extended period, or plan to do business there in the long run, investing the time to learn the language can really pay off. You just have to understand that getting the tonal component is absolutely fundamental. I am lucky in that in my first year in university, in the introductory course we spent 80% of the time in tonal recognition before we were allowed to make a complete sentence. It was painful, but the reward was a solid foundation. If you can say just a little, and in the right tones, you will be much better off than saying a lot without the right tones! Using the wrong tones you sound like a foreign idiot, or worse you say something completely different. My first teacher was a former opera singer and she taught me to over-emphasize the tones and drag them out in a comical fashion by moving your head in the direction of the tone at first (picture second tone as moving your head to look up at the sky to your right). This is the secret.







Chris Anderson
Chinese people appreciate people that learn Chinese. Given your question, I presume that you've either experienced some pushback for learning Chinese or have heard stories. Off the top of my head, there are four situations that might make you think Chinese don't appreciate you learning Manadarin.
Excessive Praise
Social acquaintances and strangers, in my experience, tend to overly praise small achievements. Are they being sarcastic? Do they just have low expectations? Why aren't they offering constructive criticism? It does leave you wondering.
Tone Troubles
If your tone are out of whack, you might think you're speaking Chinese, but you aren't. A lot of the times, people can work out your meaning from context, especially fellow foreigners. Sometimes, however, if your tones are wrong a Chinese person, particularly someone who hasn't dealt with a lot of foreigners, will have no idea what you want. From your perspective, this can come across as hostility. It isn't.
Demanding Teachers
Chances are your Chinese teacher and you have very different takes on pedagogy. Chinese teachers will grade their own language, making it easier for you to understand. But a lot of teachers will snowball you with instant feedback.
Your pronunciation is wrong!
In addition, and this will be a bit controversial, for a lot of westerners Chinese lessons involve a role reversal. A lot of expats, particularly professionals, come to China with superiority complexes. They get used to treating Chinese people as the help or subordinates. That attitude makes anything more than dilettantism difficult for them.
A Chance to Practice English
A lot of people will opt to engage with you in English. There are plenty of people in China that can only engage with you in Chinsee, but given your circumstances, you'll likely be surrounded by Chinese people that can and want to communicate with you in English. Deal with it. Deal with it gracefully.
I know, you want to practice your Chinese. Fine. Plenty of opportunities to do that. You can deign to have an interaction in English.
Innumerable times I've seen Chinese people aid clueless foreigners only to be mocked after the fact for their trouble. Try not to be like that.
In sum, if people are giving you grief for speaking their language, chances are you're being a schmuck.



你的发音也可能是错误的! 他们不会过多的关心保护你的自尊心。


很多人会选择用英语与你交流。在中国,有很多人只能用中文和你打交道。但是考虑到你的情况,你也很可能会被中国人包围,他们可以并且想用英语与你交流。请正确并优雅地对待此事。我知道,你想练习你的中文,这很好。有很多机会可以做到这一点。比如你可以用教对方英语的方式来练习你的中文 。。


Tony Divito
They generally appreciate it.Dont worry about it .


Greg Blandino
You will get an embarrassing amount of superficial  praise for what is your very basic, very simple Chinese at the beginning.  People are very willing to engage you in conversation up to the point that you can no longer continue, not until you start to make errors, which is very helpful from a language acquisition standpoint (and a totally opposite experience from learning German where at the first sign of having nonstandard German the native speaker switched directly to English as a rule).
When your level has improved to a point where you are conversational or even better, people find that an impressive feat and will let you know it.  At no point have I ever experienced someone who felt that a foreigner learning Chinese was offensive, in fact generally quite the opposite.


Andrew Hor
"Offensive" is never the right word to describe it, but "appreciative" isn't exactly either. It mostly makes them feel three things: impressed, prideful, and nationalistic.
Impressed that you can use they're language correctly in the ways that you speak it correctly--unless of course you're pronunciation is 100% awful.
Prideful that someone would take all the time and energy to learn their language.
Sometimes, but not always, they will also start to feel nationalistic. They will ask you if it is hard to learn Chinese, and if you say yes then they often tell you that other languages are not so hard. This is wrapped up in the idea that "complicated" is more "cultured" than things that are "simple." So people who go down this route are often more likely to imply that in some inherent and unchangable way their culture and country is inherently better than yours.
Note: I live in Tianjin where there are few foreigners. I highly suspect that the reactions I get are strong influenced by the city I live in and not by the temperament of Chinese people or China as a whole.

但是有时,情况并非总是如此,他们也会开始感到民族主义。他们会问你是否很难学 ,如果你说“是”,他们会经常告诉你,其他语言并不难。这是一种理念,即“复杂的东西”比“简单的东西”更“有文化”。因此,沿着这条路走到黑的人,往往更倾向于暗示,他们的文化和国家天生就比你们国家的好,这是一种固有的、不可改变的方式。


Baowen Pan
Ivanka Trump is popular in China not because she’s a hot blonde or because she’s the daughter of the President of USA,but due to the fact that she has a daughter who can sing Chinese songs and can write some Chinese characters.
If you are Caucasian and happen to speak some basic Chinese,then congratulations!YOU will be a superstar in your company or community.


Aldo Edward
I've traveled in the PRC and Taiwan on many occasions. With one exception* my ratty, practically incomprehensible attempts at speaking Chinese has won me friends, fellowship, invitations to gatherings and events, and even shopping "discounts" when haggling in the fakes markets of Shanghai and Hong Kong.  The key for me has been to approach my deficiencies with humility and a smile. Ultimately, we communicate and there is appreciation at my efforts to do so on their terms.
The one exception: I was invited to dinner by lovely couple who were Chinese grad students at my university. As the husband and wife were encouraging me and praising my talents with their native tongue, their four year-old son approached, pointed at me, and asked, "Why does he talk like a baby?" lol



Mikel Guembe Eizaguirre
Chinese appreciate every foreigner that makes the effort to learn mandarin. As soon as you learn how to say ni hao they will start praising your Chinese.
Story goes a different way if you’re American born Chinese or westerner with Chinese descent.

中国人欣赏每一个努力学习普通话的外国人。一旦你学会了如何说“你好”,他们就会开始表扬你 。

Janelle Alicia Monroy
I believe so.
As long as your interest is genuine and show improvement through hard work and time, most people would probably not find it offensive. If you skim the surface for random or stereotypical linguistic and cultural traits in order to get by in China, or for any other reason, then you might have good reason to believe you could be acting in a way which is offensive.


Kel Squire
Absolutely appreciate it and will compliment you even if you only know a couple of sentences! Where on Earth would you get the idea that people could find it offensive?
The only examples of small ethnic minority groups complaining about the use of their culture or language being used are the Inuits of Canada and the Maori of New Zealand where it seems someone expects to get some financial gain from it. The rest of the world seems to be quite proud that others take an interest in their language or culture.







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