Mandarin Acquisition

Discussion in '日本語 (Japanese)' started by slowlikemolasses, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. slowlikemolasses Senior Member

    English - US
    Would you happen to know about how Mandarin is learned in Japan? How are the tones visually represented? Is learning to read Roman script a prerequisite to learn Mandarin? How was Mandarin studied before it was Romanized?
  2. frequency

    frequency Senior Member

    Tokyo, Japan
    I don't know. Sorry. But I've ever heard that Chinese has four different ways of pronunciation. For Japanese learners, four lines that look like ― / \ V are used to describe the four ways of pronunciation. Roman script? It can show us how to pronounce―we know Roman script well.
    Please correct my insufficient information=3
  3. Schokolade Senior Member

    My textbook looked like this >>

    I think they're normally shown like >>
    or like >>

    Yes, when you start learning it in college. (I don't know how it's taught to kids, though.)

    Sorry but I don't know... ^^;
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013

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