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Did Cantonese almost replace Mandarin as the standard spoken version of Chinese? All of the major founders of the ROC were Cantonese, so why d…

Why is Mandarin the most spoken language in the world?

Canton Province, mainland China, and Hong Kong, and Macau.

The next is Min dialects.It is used in Fujian,which is called Min for short.It is also used in eastern Guangdong,

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Where in China is Mandarin spoken and where is Cantonese spoken?

Is Mandarin or Cantonese more commonly spoken?

Did Cantonese almost replace Mandarin as the standard spoken version of Chinese? All of the major founders of the ROC were Cantonese, so why d…

How common are conversations in both Mandarin and Cantonese?

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Mandarin is spoken all over the China generally,most people in Guangdong,Hongkong,Macao.A considerable number of people in Guangxi speak Cantonese.

What is the Cantonese word for Mandarin?

Cantonese is a regional dialect and is not encouraged to be spoken in official occasions- ie: schools, public broadcasting (doesnt mean it is dead, just frowned upon). People in various part of Guangdong province and certain part of Guangxi will speak it. Hong Kong, Macau, and overseas enclaves with Guangdong/ HK population.

How many Mandarin-speakers can also speak Cantonese?

Why is Cantonese so famous outside China?

, college student with great curiosity~ (。・・。)Mandarin is the official language of China .People have learned it since they went to school . When speaking in Mandarin,most Chinese can communicate freely. And Cantonese is used in southeast regions of Guangdong(other regions may speak hakka ,Teochew etc.),Hongkong,Macao,east and north regions of Guangxi.Also, many overseas Chineses speak Mandarin and Cantonese or other dialect.

Is Mandarin Chinese spoken in China and Taiwan the same?

Is Cantonese only a spoken language? Is Mandarin a spoken language? Do I write in Mandarin or Cantonese?

Do Cantonese speakers understand Mandarin?

Is Mandarin or Cantonese more commonly spoken?

Should I learn Mandarin or Cantonese?

How common are conversations in both Mandarin and Cantonese?

Why is Cantonese so famous outside China?

The second one is the Wu dialects,which is popular in southern Jiangsu,Zhejiang and Shanghai.

Think of the word Mandarin as official speak. Wherever the central government/ emperor/ president/ boss is, the local dialect becomes Mandarin. Once upon a time, Mandarin would be the Shaanxi/ Henan/ Jiangsu dialect. Shame, as it was sort of close that Cantonese would be official speak too.

The fourth one,is Cantonese.We call it Yueyu.yue is the short for Guangdong,where Cantonese is used as daily oral language today;yu means language,but here it means 1980s,a small city in Guangdong called Shenzhen was chosen to be the first city open to the western world.With the rapid devolopment of this small city,many people came to Shenzhen to make a fortune.Not only Shenzhen,several years later,the whole province became the front edge of a kind of new economy in China.To communicate with local businessman and those came from Hong Kong,many people started learning Cantonese.Soon,Cantonese was seen as a sign of fashion,if you can speak some Cantonese,you would be thought as businessman,or who have seen world outside.At that time,Contonese is used all over the nation.However,after the other coastal areas opening to the world,Guangdong was no longer the only place where gold hidden under the earth,Jiangsu,Zhejiang and Shanghai became the better choices.As a result,Cantonese stayed in its home,returned to its original appearance.

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Is Mandarin Chinese spoken in China and Taiwan the same?

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How similar is the Mandarin spoken in Taiwan vs. Beijing?

How similar is the Mandarin spoken in Taiwan vs. Beijing?

However,this doesnt means the end of the spread of Cantonese.After the financial open,a flow of cultre arrived China.Hong Kong,a city which is still using Cantonese today,sent many famous singers to mainland China.This started from late 1980s.Today,some classic Cantonese songs still can be heard at times,and they are the symbol of that decade,the golden decade.

Is Mandarin the most spoken language in the world?

Mandarian has been used as official language for more than 50 years.Today,you can hear it most of the cases,after 12-year-education,students would get used to use Manderin as their oral language in daily life.However,when speaking to the elder,they have to use dialect,because most eldly have never learned Mandarin.

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Should I learn Mandarin or Cantonese?

Cantonese is valuable in the research of ancient Chinese.Cantonese and Min dialects are two dialects that retain most of grammar,pronounciation and sentence rules of ancient Chinese.For example,sometimes we have to use Cantonese to read The Book of Songs,because if we read them in Mandarin,we might disappointedly found some pieces of poetry are not in rhyme.

Do Cantonese speakers understand Mandarin?

Perhaps Putonghua or standard Chinese is a better term than Mandarin. The current version sanctioned by the government is supposed to be based on a Beijing dialect and is supposed to be spoken anywhere in Mainland China. If you can read Chinese, pay attention when you are in China. There are signs in banks and bus stations, reminding to speak Mandarin/ Putonghua instead of the local dialect.

There are 7 kinds of dialect in China:

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