The idea of learning Chinese is a daunting one to think of considering there are 50 000 characters to learn compared to English that only has 26! Not only does Chinese have so many characters but several characters can have the same pronunciation which brings us to the famous Chinese tongue twister called “shi shi shi shi shi” which translated means “The Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den.”

This Chinese tongue twister makes the English tongue twister “she sells sea shells on the sea shore” sound rudimentary , it has 120 characters that are all pronounced the same! That said learning Chinese would be difficult if one concentrated on learning all the pronunciations in one go, unfortunately that comes with time and remember practice makes perfect!

Source: http://www.thechairmansbao.com/10-interesting-facts-figures-mandarin-chinese/