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Claudio
Learning Chinese? I would like learning Chinese Language, but I have read that books teach you Mandarin Chinese, which is not usually spoken in China. Am I right? So why should I study a language that is not spoken? Finally, what is the way to study Chinese? Thank you
Dec 10, 2009 11:01 AM
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how can Mandarin - China's national language, be not spoken across China? As far as I know, majority of places in china can speak and understand mandarin. Southern part of China speak Cantonese yet they can still speak and understand Mandarin. I think among the chinese dialects, Mandarin is the easiest thing to learn. :)
December 11, 2009
Hi try this too; http://www.italki.com/knowledge/learn-Chinese-Italian.htm
December 10, 2009
Hi try http://www.italki.com/resources/Chinese/documents
December 10, 2009
chinese people have many many dialects. but as a foreigner you just need to learn Mandarine first, because it's the national language in China. Good Luck~~
December 11, 2009
As a Chinese, I don't care how your spoken Chinese is but whether I can understand you. I still can quickly recognize the foreigner who has been living in China for over 10 years and has been a local TV host. For you are a beginner, I suggest you should not play more attention to spoken Chinese, drill the basics first.
December 11, 2009
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Claudio
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Italian, Spanish
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Spanish