Do you know Chinese? There are 3 main languages: Mandarin , Cantonese and Taiwanese.
So, what is Mandarin Chinese?
Mandarin Chinese is a group of languages spoken in North and Southeast China. This is considered standard Chinese phonetics. Including the Beijing language. Mandarin is most used in China (accounting for> 70%).
Mandarin: 官 話 (traditional) – 官 话 (simplified) – Guānhuà (transliterated)
Standard Chinese – Standard Chinese: 標準 漢語 (traditional) – 标准 汉语 (simplified) – Biāozhǔn hànyǔ (transliterated)
Mandarin Chinese takes standard Beijing accent.
1. Mandarin and Cantonese
1.1. What is the difference between the two languages?
Mandarin and Cantonese both have distinct phonetics. In which, Mandarin has 5 tones, and Cantonese has 9 tones. Thus, when pronounced, Cantonese produces a lower bass – higher. Mandarin Mandarin with many sounds should listen to peace, less emotion.
1.2. The battle between Cantonese and Mandarin
At present, Chinese authorities want to popularize standard Chinese. In order to increase power in some territories with many ethnic groups and dialects. Typically Hong Kong and Macau. There are some evidence as follows:
About 70% of primary schools and 25% of high schools in Hong Kong have completely switched to Mandarin. The number is getting higher and higher.
In the old days, Cantonese and English were spoken mainly in Hong Kong. Nowadays, Mandarin Chinese is everywhere.
When Hong Kong returned to China (1997). Only a quarter of the people here speak Mandarin. Currently, the number of fluent Mandarin speakers has doubled.
Many indigenous people want their children to learn the local language (Cantonese). But it’s impossible. A series of protests and protests took place.
As such, Mandarin Chinese will increasingly develop. If you intend to learn this language, the present is very appropriate.
2. Why should you learn Mandarin Chinese?
Mandarin Chinese is the official language of China. Therefore, there are many reasons for us to learn this language. Typically:
2.1 Learn Chinese history and culture
China has a history of thousands of years. If you are a passionate history researcher, do not ignore this language.
2.2 Easy to learn Chinese
Easy to learn here are many language teaching centers. Documentation and software support are also numerous. Therefore, if you learn Mandarin Chinese, it will be easier than other languages.
2.3 To work, study abroad
Sure, if you want to study abroad or work in China. So learn Mandarin language right away. Depending on the area you go to will be Beijing, Shanghai, Yunnan … The voice here is standard Chinese, but it will be a little different.
2.4 Traveling to China
China is an ideal destination for any travel enthusiast. From mountain rivers, islands and desert dunes. You will not be able to miss such a wonderful place.
3. How to learn Mandarin Chinese?
Mandarin Chinese is Mandarin Chinese. Therefore, many centers in Vietnam are teaching this language. If you do not have the conditions to study at the Center or the University. I can study by myself at home.
You can see the article: instructions for self-study Chinese at home below.
See also: ⇒ Learn Chinese for beginners
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Is Mandarin Chinese simplified or traditional?
2. Should you learn Mandarin or Cantonese?
So that concludes the article on Mandarin. You may want to learn more about Cantonese .