It's my second week taking Mandarin, and wow.. English and Spanish are INCREDIBLY redundant compared to. Why does it matter if a desk is a male or female? O___O And why does English make us change words to become plural, or change verbs to appropriate times? I.E. I want 3 apples, vs I want 3 apple, I went to the market yesterday vs I go to the market yesterday. Seems so much easier to say "Go" for everything.