"Chinese" & "Mandarin"?

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"Chinese" & "Mandarin"?

Postby jilang » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:46 am

On this forum what's the difference between the Chinese section and the Mandarin section? I thought they were the same.

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Re: "Chinese" & "Mandarin"?

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Re: "Chinese" & "Mandarin"?

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Re: "Chinese" & "Mandarin"?

Postby Glacier » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:50 am

I explain it for you. I'm Chinese.

The English word "mandarin" is known by me the first time just here.

I think many Chinese only know the word "chinese" rather than "mandarin".

In spelling a Chinese character, we only use the word 'chinese'.

What is 'mandarin' ? It's used only for pronunciation. Because China is a huge geographical country. Most of people use Chinese Simplified. But there are so many Chinese dialects. So a Chinese character is spelled the same, but in pronunciation is different. The word 'mandarin' means the most standard and popular pronunciation.

"chinese includes previous ones?"

Answer: Chinese character has two kinds of spelling, which are Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional. Today, Over 98% of chinese people use Chinese Simplified and only a little chinese use Chinese Traditional. Nearly all the chinese can recongize the two types and know the meaning. You must know the difference between them. A simple and new ones, a traditional and old ones.

OK?

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Re: "Chinese" & "Mandarin"?

Postby ds333 » Sun May 23, 2010 6:53 am

Sounds complicated. Mandarin in translator mean a man who work for government with high welfare

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Re: "Chinese" & "Mandarin"?

Postby BellaVega » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:15 am

Is Mandarin a dialect like a southern dialect in the U.S.? Or is it different characters and words completely? How many different dialects exist in the country of China and which one is more common?

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Re: "Chinese" & "Mandarin"?

Postby Chrisss » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:09 pm

Chinese is a wide scale in meaning; it may refer to Chinese people, Chinese language and China’s. But Mandarin only refers to the standard official Chinese language.



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Re: "Chinese" & "Mandarin"?

Postby japo12 » Fri May 20, 2011 4:33 pm

Thanks a lot. I like Chinese.



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