Shanghai dialect

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Noun1.Shanghai dialect - a dialect of Chinese spoken in the Yangtze delta
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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The Shanghai dialect has suffered a more serious challenge than Cantonese because it has a much smaller number of speakers, and the migrant population now accounts for almost half of the city's total population.
Having learned both Mandarin Chinese and the local Shanghai dialect, Watts was an effective supervisor of Chinese workers at the company's wharf in Pudong [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
Hardworking and talented, she was also multilingual, speaking the Taiwanese (or Southern Fujianese) dialect, the Shanghai dialect, and Japanese.

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