Mandarian Or Cantonese?
February 8, 2008 5:20pm CST
To Chinese friends Happy belated New Year. Question. Which do you speak,Mandarian or Cantonese?Is one easier than the other? I always wanted to know. Thanks.
16 May 09
Hi,friend.I am a chinese and i can give you some information.You know china is big and we do have thousands of dialects.In order to make communications easier,we selected mandarian as the public language of china.Cantonese is only spoken by people in Hongkong and some other places in Guangdong province.It's just one dialect which is very hard for the rest chinese to understand.Mandarian is absolutely the dominent language and is growing stronger and stronger.The so-called chinese is Mandarian.
9 Feb 08
i am neither mandarain nor cantonese, but know many people that are from asia. i have tried to learn mandarin (it is very difficult) and these same people that have taught me mandarin tell me that cantonese is a dying language, whether that is true, i don't know.