It may be difficult to learn to speak and write English well, but it is fairly easy to learn the limited number of words needed to get by for simple things. We pretty much do not use genders, we have only simple cases (compared to German, which routinely uses four or any of the slavic languages, Czech uses seven), and the plural form is usually - not always - formed by adding an 's.' And if you make a mistake, people literally cannot understand you.
Jcat you would appreciate this one- my German ex-husband once had a puzzled look on his face when I asked him where the "MÃ¤usefÃ¤lle" were. I wanted to trap a mouse, and thought the plural of "Falle" was "FÃ¤lle." He of course thought I had said "MÃ¤usefelle" (which means 'mouse pelts.') Don't have those problems in English!
Chinese has a simple structure, but good luck looking up a word you have heard in a Chinese dictionary.