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Chinese - Mandarin

Mandarin is the only official language in China. It is a spoken language based on the written language called simplified Chinese. You learn Mandarin at school in China and it is Mandarin that is spoken on national TV and on radio.

Mandarin is spoken in much of China including major cities such as Beijing and Singapore.

 

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The Chinese language
Mandarin – Cantonese – Taiwanese

Mandarin is the only official language in China. It is a spoken language based on the written language called simplified Chinese. You learn Mandarin at school in China and it is Mandarin that is spoken on national TV and on radio. Mandarin is spoken in much of China including major cities such as Beijing and Singapore.

In addition to Mandarin, there are also many other dialects of the Chinese language. Everyone shares the same basic alphabet, but as a spoken language they are different and can sometimes not be understood by people who speak different dialects.

One of the larger Chinese dialects besides Mandarin is Cantonese which is also called yue. Cantonese is mainly spoken in the southern parts of China as in Hong Kong and Macau. Cantonese is based on the traditional Chinese language.
 

 

What is spoken in Taiwan?

In Taiwan, Mandarin is also spoken, but here are both Standard Mandarin, ie. The dialect spoken on the mainland of China, but also a dialect called Taiwanese Mandarin. One difference between Standard Mandarin and Taiwanese Mandarin is that Standard Mandarin is based on the written language Simplified Chinese while Taiwanese Mandarin is based on the traditional Chinese language. In the capital Taipei, Standard Mandarin is commonplace. Taiwanese Mandarin is spoken a lot in the countryside.

 


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