1) No word genders
2) No conjugation
3) No articles (a, an, the)
4) Subject-Verb-Object sentence structure
5) The characters are like mix-and-match. Certain parts lend certain meanings and/or pronunciations.
6) You can make an adjective out of an entire phrase. (This is something that I have noticed myself wanting so badly in English…)
Of course, this isn’t to say that Chinese isn’t hard. IT IS HARD. And I have days when I question why I’m doing this to myself. But every language is hard in a different way. So, if you want to learn Chinese, go for it! Don’t let rumors scare you away. If you’re going to put all that time and effort into learning a language anyway, you might as well pick one you actually want to learn!