2. Making It Easy to Learn Other Related Languages and Cultures
English and German both belong to the Germanic family of languages, making it super easy for an English speaker to learn German, and vice versa. French, Italian and Spanish belong to the Latin family of languages, making it much easier for the speaker of any of these languages to learn another language in the Latin family.
Chinese language is the oldest written language in the world so it is no surprise that other languages such as Japanese and Korean are influenced by the Chinese language. As a matter of fact, Japanese language still retains the Chinese characters known as kanji. For someone who has not learned Japanese but has learned Chinese writing, they will understand the meaning of kanji when they read the kanji writing. Some grammatical rules are also similar. For example, both Chinese and Japanese use numeral counters for different objects. Apples, for instance, use the numeral counter 个 gè. Japanese also uses the same numeral counter for apples.
Some cultural festivals in Japan and Korea that are still practiced today also originated from traditional Chinese customs. For instance, the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is a major Chinese celebration, is called Tsukimi in Japan and Chuseok in Korea. The Tanabata Festival in Japan and Chilseok in Korea both originated from the Chinese Qixi Festival.