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Should I begin to learn Cantonese or Mandarin first? It'll be the first Chinese language I'd try and learn. :)

For learning: Chinese (Cantonese)
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    Hi Desiree,

    As a Chinese native speaker, I suggest you learn Chinese Mandarin first.

    Because Cantonese is a dialects in China and it is not a common language in China. Cantonese is used in the south of China, most of people in the north of China do not understand Cantonese. If you learn Cantonese, you will have language barrier in China.

    So it is the best choice for you to learn Chinese Mandarin. Because everyone in China can speak and understand Mandarin no matter where they live.

    Good luck!

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