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VOTE FOR THE MOST POPULAR DIALECT IN CHINA An Overview of the Local Dialects in China  There are altogether 12 categories for those local dialects. Five Northern dialects including Dongbei dialect, dialect of Northern China, dialect of Northwest China, dialect of Southwest China and dialect of Xiajiang. 7 Southern dialects are dialect of Jiangsu and Zhejiang province, dialect of Jiangxi province, dialect of Guizhou province, dialect of Guangzhou province, dialect of Southern Fujian province, dialect of Northern Fujian province and Hakka. There are also miscellaneous subcategories for those local dialects. It is really hard to calculate the number of those local dialects. And leave the dialect you know or you can speak,Thanks
Jan 30, 2008 6:54 AM
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I speak 广东话 at home. :)
February 16, 2008
2006 年 I've been to East and Southeast China (Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui). In my travel report I diskussed if the numbers 4, 10, 7 and 1 would become all the same. It took some time to tune in the local dialect, although I had been to Shanghai before. First only '10' (shi2) sounded as '4" (si4), next someone demanded 'si4 kuai4' (4 Y RMB) in exchange for some bottles of water. Givimg him 10 he returned 3. That means it cost 7 (qi1). The amout was OK, but I thought '1' (yi1) would be next. Poor '1'. Is this the future? Will wi all end saying 'Si si si, si si si si si. Si si?', whatever it might mean?
January 30, 2008
I have a theory on guang dong hua: Jackie Chan's (成龙) funny faces are easier to understand if you know a little cantonese. You have to consider the short melodic tones he sang a moment before. Knowing that, you enjoy the scene twice as much. Hou ma? Most of the international audience sees him as an action star (which he is), while I think he's also an excellent actor. D.
January 30, 2008
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