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I am agree with the answer of @Zhun-Yong Ong . Here, I think it is necessary to classify the internal difference of three different cities.

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How many Hong Kong people can speak better Mandarin than English?

Shenzhen is a Mandarin-dominant colony in Cantonese-dominant territory. Guangzhou and HK are Cantonese-dominant. The standard variety is Guangzhou Cantonese, and is also the dominant language in HK.

Is it true that those who still speak Cantonese in Shenzhen have an accent that is closer to Hong Kong Cantonese than people in Guangzhou?

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Do people in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong speak the same language?

Not exactly. With swarms of immigrants rushing into Shenzhen, more often than not, youll find people there speak Mandarin, instead of Cantonese, which is supposed to be the native language of aborigines of Canton, Hongkong, and Macao. Natives in Guangzhou still speak Cantonese, with many immigrants and the young generation speaking Mandarin, though. People in HK speak Cantonese mostly, but with more frequencies of using words transliterated from English, compared with what is spoken in most regions of Canton, or Guangdong, if you will. Cantonese is not a universal language in Guangdong, people in certain areas of Guangdong dont speak it, but rather some other languages, not just Manderin. However, if one does speak Cantonese, hell understand other Cantonese speakers words, regardless of different dialects, thanks to Cantonese being as a centripetal language.

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, lived in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Hongkong: Cantonses / Mandarin / English

Although HK was dominated by UK for 100 years, the subject culture is still Guangdong culture.

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Neither of these cities speak only one kind of language.

The subject of the culture of HK and Guangzhou are Guangdong culture. So does the Ethnic origin.

I am currently living in Shenzhen and travel to Guangzhou occasionally.

In Shenzhen,as lots of people are from north of Shenzhen, Mandrine is used more often here (and like many Guangdong people, I think that north of Guangdong is north). When I was a kid, I can still hear many people talk in Cantonese. But in recent years, it is hard to find someone that can speak Cantonese. Even my classmates who I havent met for a while prefer to speak in Mandrine more now.

, lived in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China (2004-2008)

In Hongkong,English is regarded as an official language because of some historical reasons. So, many Hongkongese can speak English fluently. However, as lots of Hongkongese are from Guangdong, Contanese is used more commonly. When you reach Hongkong and listen to people there talking, you will find that they usually communicate in Cantonese mixed with some English words.

Teochew. However, you dont need to worried about the language problem, Mandarin is OK, most young people know Mandarin very well.

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In eastern Guangdong, the traditional local dialects are from thegroups, not Yue. Knowledge of Cantonese from media and travel is common, while Mandarin is the language of national media and of education everywhere (except HK and Macao)Is this answer still relevant and up to date?

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However, Mandarin is more of the mainstream in Shenzhen because its rise since the 1980s had been heavily based on domestic immigrants, making Mandarin, the official language of PR. China, the most widely spoken language in the city. Even for those original Shenzheners who had family is in Shenzhen for many generations, and those Cantonese speakers from other cities of Guangdong province, choose to speak mandarin more, out of manner concern in case the others are non-Cantonese speakers, which is highly possible. Even Guangzhou is also populated with non-Cantonese speaking immigrants from other parts of China, Mandarin is just only used in reasonable scale, with many locals couldnt speak Mandarin properly, including younger generations. This is because 1. Guangzhou has been a big city for a longtime, unlike Shenzhen started as a small town but expand with immigrants; 2. Guangzhou is the cultural radiator/hub of Cantonese culture.

Since Chinas reform and opening up, Shenzhen was one of the most repidly developed cities in China, which benefit from the policy of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and large number of inflowing professionals as well as other cheap labour force who speak Standard (Putonghua) Mandarin around China. So,there is no doubt that the Standard (Putonghua) Mandarin was mainly speaking in Shenzhen by heavy inflow of people.

Hong Kong:local speak both Cantonese and English, but their Cantonese accent is different from Guangzhou local.

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However, the local or native (original inhabitants) Shenzhen peopleare mainly speaking

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Based on cultural origin, they are all Cantonese speakers. Let us just say they are all rooted in Cantonese culture. Cantonese speakers generally have similar accents, but people from Guangzhou has one of their own, standard but still flavoured one. Shenzhen Cantonese is basically the same with Hong Kong one, I guess its because of their geographical closeness (Hong Kong accent is more plain, where as Guangzhou accent gives more intonation variation). For younger generations from these three cities, or even throughout the whole province, Cantonese speakers gradually have the same accent, more to the Hong Kong side. I think it is because of the influence of Hong Kong Entertainment.

In Guangzhou,the capital city of Guangdong, I think Cantonese is used more often based on my limited visits. And Compared with Hongkong Cantonese, no offensive, it seems that Guangzhou-ese usually like to use the word diu (f word) when they speak in Contanese. Well, it maybe just an individual phenomenon that I happened to meet.

The culture root in Guangdong is incredible deep.

Personally, I really like Cantonese because I feel it sounds very beautifulbut in shenzhen, I can hardly find the language environment to practice it..

The only thing you need to pay attention to, old people may not understand you if you just can speak Mandarin.

Shenzhen is a new citiy which was built after 1992 and do not be considered as a traditional city in Guangdong, although there are still many Guangdong people living there.

Guangzhou:When I travel to Guangzhou, generally people are more likely to communicate with me in Cantonese more than mandarine. For example, when I go to the shop, sales speak Cantonese to me and then change to mandarine when they hear I respond in mandarine. I guess there are more local people there. Besides, from my observation, sales in the tech market can speak good English in Guangzhou

Is Shenzhen really as bad as Hong Kong people think it is?

Yue Chinesedoes have regional dialects, unlikely to be spoken to outsiders.

I growed up in Shenzhen and ocassionally travel to Hongkong for shopping. I can speak both Madarine (from school) and Standard Hongkong Cantonese because of the TV series of TVB (one of the TV Channels in Hongkong) that I watched during my childhood. Therefore, I think I can write some answers for you.

There are so many local language in Guangdong province. For example, I was born in Shantou, a city where people speak

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Shenzhen:Most of people speak mandarine in Shenzhen because95% population of shenzhen come from other cities (local speak Cantonese), and they have different dialects. Some dialects are very difficult to understand for others, so people choose to communicate in mandarine. However, because of the different dialects, people have different accent in mandarine, so sometimes their mandarine is even difficult for me to understand (I am from a northern province in China which the dialect is close to mandarine)

For Hong Kong, local people mainly speak Standard Hong Kong Cantonese, which showed accent different with Guangzhou flavor of Cantonese but can understand each other. As an international modern city, English is also widely speaking in Hong Kong.

Is this answer still relevant and up to date?

Cantonese is origin from Guangzhou, so main language speaking in Guangzhou absolutely is Cantonese. Nowaday, many imflow people came to Guangzhou earn their lives, so Standard (Putonghua) Mandarin and other regional dialects like Hakka and Chaoshanlanguage also can be heard in Guangzhou.

Shenzhen is very new city and most of the citizens come from other provinces, so I guess that is why it is a bit lack of its local culture but very innovative and passionate.

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My uncle`s family who are the first generation who supported the development for Shenzhen in the past 40years, they still speak pretty Cantonese or Yue dialect at home. They go to restaurant for morning tea (breakfast) as a part of their family activities in weekend. They still worship GUANYIN – a god from Taoism or Buddhism which is unclear now, at home. They watch TVB HK TV programs. Children have occupied important positions already. My cousin brother married a Teochew. Those people who are indigenous in the Guangdong territories, are still integrating into Guangdong culture as they always do.

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As for you question, actually, Cantonese is popular in some big cities such as Hongkong, Macou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Jiangmen, Foshan, Shaoguan.

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