Karter asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 8 months ago

Why do most Americans prefer the Japanese language to the Chinese language?

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  • 8 months ago
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    Probably due to sources like anime or video games. So people would gravitate toward a culture or language that has more relevance to them.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    I speak a little of both.

    Chinese makes more sense to me.

    But I'm adding Japanese words regularly.

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  • 8 months ago

    Surely because of mangamania

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  • 8 months ago

    Most Americans couldn't care less.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Do they?

    Japanese is one language, and not tonal. large parts are written in syllabaries

    Chinese is one (and a half) written language, but several dozen spoken ones - all tonal, and written in symbols that don't tell you anything about the pronunciation.

    Japanese is considered to be even more challenging though

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Most Americans only speak English...they can't even master Spanish, let alone an oriental language.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Although it is not clear that "most" Americans prefer the Japanese language, some of us have undoubtedly been influenced by the many high-quality Japanese films that we have seen over the years.

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  • 8 months ago

    Because Japenese waifus are better then chinese waifus

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  • 8 months ago

    Because of anime I guess

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Because it's not "tonal" in nature.

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  • 8 months ago

    Because of the anime.

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