Do many people learn mandarin in the USA ?
or is japanese more popular ?
I think English and Spanish have them both beat.
I want to learn Mandarin ... because of Firefly. lol
YES. while our school district has to fire math science teachers have gym teachers teach music class', they ship my tax money to Albany NYC areas where they teach kindergaterners mandarin.
Those interested in a business career are smart to learn mandarin! It's a difficult language to learn if you grew up speaking english, but a valuable tool in today's job market!
It seems that on the east coast the largest growth population is Chinese/Japanese/Korean. Mandarin is the universal Chinese.