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by papen
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Mandarin language forum
Topic: Do you think Chinese grammar is difficult?
Replies: 2
Views: 8933

Re: Do you think Chinese grammar is difficult?

1.What is your first language or mother language? ( ) Vietnamese 2.How long have you been learning Chinese? ( ) 2 years on and off 3.Have you taken the HSK test? Which grade have you passed? ( ) No 4.Do you think Chinese grammar is difficult? ( ) A. Very difficult B. Difficult C. Just so so D. Not d...
by papen
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Chinese language
Topic: Difference between Mandarin & Chinese
Replies: 5
Views: 15105

Re: Difference between Mandarin & Chinese

actually they're officially approved as different languages but well, cantonese is a dialect and madarin is a lingual language. When you hear they speak, Cantonese and mandarin sound differently. However both share the same writing as well as grammar structure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sino...
by papen
Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese originally not Chinese???
Replies: 226
Views: 401391

Re: Cantonese originally not Chinese???

I just read the 1st post of this page and I honestly don't like the name Annamese. Well maybe i don't know the meaning of Canton in Cantonese but at least i know the characters for An Nam (安南). It has 2 meaning, as Vietnam always had wars, the Viet emperor wanted that name as he wanted peace for the...
by papen
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Unbelieveable(The Vietnamese don't want to but had admitted
Replies: 2
Views: 17512

Re: Unbelieveable(The Vietnamese don't want to but had admitted

Well i think it's due to Vietnamese grammar different with Chinese. If you say Vietnam, there's no meaning in Vietnamese as it's just a name. But if you say Nam Viet in Vietnamese, (Nan Yue) It means South of the Viet. If Vietnamese is a decedent of Yue, It's as meaningful as Zhong Guo (middle kingd...
by papen
Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Vietnamese is sino-tibetan Part 2
Replies: 77
Views: 285227

Re: Vietnamese is sino-tibetan Part 2

I just want to have a few words. i read this topic started from part 1 (i didn't even know there's part 2) and realized it started since 2004 and going to 2010. It's just unbelivable.  :mrgreen: i'm a vietnamese and i don't know if it's true but today i tried to talk to my friends who's from GuanZho...

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