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Old 07-26-2006, 11:05 AM   #9
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Default Re: French or Mandarin?

Chinese will help with Japanese, but only as far as writing kanji is concerned. Linguistically, Chinese is closer to English than it is to Japanese. And since the readings for the kanji are totally different between the languages, it's not going to help all that much unless you really get good at Chinese kanji.

I'd still take Mandarin if I had the chance.
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