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Which Chinese dialect do you like most? & Which sounds best? (single choice) 1, Mandarin (國語/華語/普通話) 「Official language」<836 million> 2, Wunese (吳語) (Strictly speaking, the appellation of Shanghainese (上海話) isn't accurate enough) <77 million> 3, Cantonese (粵語/廣州話) <71 million> 4, Minnanese (閩南語/台語) 「白話字: Bân-lâm-gú 」<60 million> 5, Hakkanese (客家語-梅縣話) <34 million> & Which would you like to learn? Thank you!
Oct 19, 2008 5:48 AM
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东北话- ZA DE LE? 哈哈哈
October 19, 2008
Oh, good question! But I find it's so difficult to make a SINGLE CHOICE. Bcz... em, many dialects are beautiful :) In my impression, Wunese (not Strictly, including many different but generally similar dialects in Jiang Nan area)sounds so beautiful. Many poets and dramatists lived in Jiang Nan area. The poems and drama they wrote sounds beautiful when you read it in Wunese. My hometown, Hubei province, in ancient China named Chu (including both Hubei and Hunan). The dialect is also melody (allowed me using this word to describe^_^). Qu Yuan, a very very important poet in ancient China, lived in Chu. If you hear his classical work Li Sao (离骚. Li,离=live; Sao,骚=sorrow) read by our dialect you'll find incredible fascination. As the work shows. Mandarin is also very dulcet. It sounds clearly with power. Sometimes I thought it's so great to read heroic poetry, modern poetry and novels with Mandarin.
October 19, 2008
Minnanese.Because I come from Quanzhou.
October 20, 2008
Mandarin is not dialect. As you say, it's Official language.
October 21, 2008
I'm sorry I typed a wrong word . I correct them here: 离=leave (not live). means "leaving someone or some place"
October 19, 2008
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