March 11, 2007 2:07pm CST
the percent of chinese who speak mandarin goes down 45% in rural areas and only 31%of chinese between the ages of 60to 68 can speak chians main dialect well as opposed to 70% of those between ages of 15 to 29. the lingua franca of urbanites and young reflecting a government drive to standardize communication and strenght national unity.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
Hm, I was thinking about taking Mandarin for my language in college. Is it very difficult?