What's the difference between mandarin and cantonese?

I learned that if a mandarin speaking guy spoke to a cantonese guy, they wouldn’t understand each other. Is it just the accent that’s different or are there some particular words that are different? What about their writing? Is it also different?

And aside from mandarin and cantonese, are there other dialects? (or whatever they are called)

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