外文标题：Ni Hao! Say Hyderabadis
HYDERABAD: As trade relations with China are poised to grow deeper across the twin states, hundreds of people are opting to learn Mandarin, which has already emerged as the trade language in Asia. From schools to universities and private institutions to corporate offices, people of all age groups are in a hurry to learn Mandarin.
"We have a major share of students seeking jobs in companies associated with Chinese clients. Having a number of opportunities in translation and interpretation, the demand for Mandarin has grown in past few years," said Rakesh Ranjan, assistant professor (Chinese) at the English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu).
The course in Mandarin offered by the School of Asian Studies at Eflu includes diploma and certificate programmes catering to those seeking jobs in multinational companies.About 60 students have enrolled themselves in the course.
With China poised to pump in millions of dollars in Hyderabad and other districts, out of the planned investment of $160 billion across the nation in food processing, small-scale industries, infrastructure and education, the need for learning the language has never been so important.
"The characters in Mandarin fascinate me and I aim to use the language to get me a decent job as there is huge money in being a Mandarin expert," said Pooja Hakke, who studies Chinese at Eflu
Like Pooja, many aspirants are learning the language only to land up in jobs with heavy pay packets. And, why not? Profiles such as analysts, software engineers and customer relationship managers, with the knowledge of Mandarin get annual packages of anywhere between Rs 8 lakh to 17 lakh in Hyderabad.
Takers for Mandarin are also people who are engaged in business with the Chinese. "They have to deal with many Chinese clients, due to which learning Mandarin becomes mandatory," said Syed Mohammad Mussafar, founder of Melhor Institute of Foreign Languages in Somajiguda.
学习中文的还有那些跟中国人做生意的人。“他们必须跟许多中国客户打交道，因此学习中文是必需的。”Melhor外国语学院的创始人Syed Mohammad Mussafar说。
While Eflu charges a nominal fee of Rs 1,000 per semester, about 10-12 private institutions charge anywhere between Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,000 for a one-and-half month course.
Mandarin is becoming a widely spoken language across the world.Unlike French, which has reached a saturation point, the demand for Mandarin is quite high. We are teaching the language to students at a young age keeping in mind the op portunity in the language," said Emerald Chio, a Chinese national, who now lives in Hyderabad
We should become proficient in languages
Rushing too much in any thing will lead to chaos
This is how U.S. develops. We should become proficient in languages like Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, French, etc. to have good professional growth.
: As trade relations with China are poised to grow deeper across the twin states, hundreds of people are opting to learn Mandarin, which has already emerged as the trade language in Asia. From schools to universities and private institutions to corporate offices, people of all age groups are in a hurry to learn Mandarin.
This kind of things must happen for Hindi and other Indian languages too. But we are fighting within and people are taking advantage of this.