Mandarin Chinese is very important in today world. For one, Mandarin is the first language of over 850 millions people. With China's growing importance in the world economics and business, Mandarin is going to be the first language of many of these businessmen and important economic leaders. China's growing relations with the United States also make China a more desirable destination. Having a Mandarin vocabulary will go a long way in making one's navigation of China easier and more enjoyable. Mandarin is one the languages of the future.