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Discussions Discussion Dialects of the World
Jenny Rothberg, April 20, 2011

The Chinese language has several thousand dialects, but Mandarin is spoken by the majority of the people of China and understood by an estimated 95 percent of the population. Here’s an awesome video on speaking Chinese in Shanghai. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H63lkyAxuco
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Discussions Discussion Dialects of the World
Jenny Rothberg, March 29, 2011

Hundreds of people have staged a protest in Hong Kong against what they claim is a bid to replace the widely-used Cantonese with Mandarin, China’s national language. Protesters say protecting the dialect is crucial to the survival of Cantonese culture. Cantonese is one of 14 Chinese dialects and the third most popular with over 70 million speakers. Other dialects include Wu, Min and Hakka.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNsNyxyN7yg
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