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Learn Chinese (Mandarin)

Mandarin är det enda officiella språket i Folkrepubliken Kina och Taiwan. Det är också ett officiellt språk i Singapore. Den version som uTalk undervisar använder förenklade tecken och pinyin translitteration. Kinesiska är ett tonalt språk och du måste vara försiktig med att inte säga något helt annat än vad du menar, genom att betona olika ljud - så lyssna noggrant!

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Where Is It Spoken?

China

Taiwan

Singapore

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Number Of Speakers

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Sinitic

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Fun facts about Chinese (Mandarin)

The language uses both the left and the right side of your brain.

The national standard language has four different tones – if you use the wrong one you could end up calling your mother (mã) a horse (mâ)!

The name Mandarin can be traced back to meaning ‘the language of officials’ because the language originates from a dialect once spoken by Chinese officials.

The Chinese full stop is a small open circle: 。

Gift giving is important in China and so is the colour of the wrapping paper you choose. Red is considered lucky, gold symbolises wealth while black and white are best avoided because of associations with death and funerals.

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