Mandarin dialect

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Noun1.Mandarin dialect - the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of ChinaMandarin dialect - the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
Chinese - any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
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Among their arguments is that the first significant Chinese layer to affect early Hainan Cham seems to be Sanya Mandarin, a Southwest Mandarin dialect spoken by the Hainan Cham.
8220;Real estate was a natural progression for me, because I consider it a privilege and an honor to have a chance to help my friends and relatives find good properties for their families,” says Tye, who is fluent in Taiwanese and the Mandarin dialect of Chinese.
Although it is difficult to prove that, some authorities estimate that there are more than 1 billion native speakers of the Mandarin dialect alone.
Multi-lingual Peter, who is fluent in Spanish, French and knows Portuguese, is in China learning the official Mandarin dialect.
Our best translation from an obscure Mandarin dialect.
Of the Chinese population, 94% are reported to speak Han (a Sino-Tibetan language) and its dialects, Mandarin, Wu, Yue (Cantonese), Xiang, Gan, Kenjia, and Min, with more than two thirds speaking the Mandarin dialect of Han.
Both multilingual, they insisted that Aaron speak to them in Chinese and even sent him to Chinese school on Saturdays to learn the Mandarin dialect.
This collection of features in lan-qing Guanhua are found variously in other Mandarin dialects, but are not all found collectively in any single Mandarin dialect.
The author not only demonstrates the fallacy of using such phonetic (as opposed to phonological) criteria in classification, but demonstrates that more salient criteria identify Hangzhou as a Mandarin dialect, an analysis which fits well w ith what is known about the population history of the city.