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  • proper n. The official language of China based on the Beijing dialect of Mandarin.


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  • I'm a Dutch graphic designer learning Standard Mandarin, which is written in simplified script (简体, jǐantǐ, "simple form") as opposed to tranditional script (繁体, fántǐ, "elaborate form").

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  • Standard Mandarin has 4, neutral tone is not a separate tone category

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  • This changing in the number of tones from 8 to 4 is just as innovative as from 8 to 10; it is not "un-innovating" or purifying the language of innovations either, as the 4 tones of Standard Mandarin are not the 4 tones of Middle Chinese.

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  • Both Ru tones were completely lost in Standard Mandarin, where the Yin-ru tone merged into the Yin-ping, Yang-ping, Yin-shang, and Qu tones, and the Yang-ru tone merged into both Yang-ping and Qu, depending on the initial consonant.

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  • China are not fluent in Standard Mandarin, China's official language, instead speaking the - Articles related to Big Oil Will Be a Big Test for Kazakhstan

  • Chinese government try to unite them by introducing Putonghua or Standard Mandarin as the common or national language.

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  • The students are taught to write Standard Mandarin, the official language in China.

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  • If you include second-language speakers, Standard Mandarin is slightly ahead of English in number of speakers worldwide. - latest science and technology news stories


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