I am saving money to learn mandarin in China. Someone mentioned Kunming- however, I don’t have any idea of whether that place is suitable for a foreigner studying Mandarin. I look Chinese by the way but I grew up int he Philippines. I need a place which is economical and will fit my low budget. I need a place which will enable me to maximize Chinese language education. Hope you can help me!

Should I learn Mandarin Chinese or Japanese?

To be honest, I would like to learn both but can only pick one first. I am Chinese and most of my family speaks Cantonese, but I can only speak English and Cantonese is not taught at the community college I will be attending. I understand that learning Mandarin would be very helpful to know if my career made it relevant, but I don’t see my future career as being extremely relevant. Over he past few years I have become very fond of Japanese culture. I do enjoy the Chinese language and I feel obligated to learn it, but I find myself attached to Japan’s ways. Advantages, benefits, disadvantages of both? What should I do and choose?

Does written Chinese language have different words for the land of China than for the country of China. Are there different symbols for each or do they share the same symbol. In either case, chat is the correct way to translate "China, People’s Republic of". Right now it is being translated as "中国". Is this the best translation?

Can anyone speak mandarin? Chinese? please help!?

errmm.. I have a friend and she’s a beginner in chinese language,… she gave me these pharagraph and wants me to understand it.. can anyone please transcribe this?…she said that there is something in this words that is between our relationship and I dont know what it is…

I want a clear transcibe,, Its also ok if its not..I want to know it urgently… sorry for the bother…

"wei shenme, ni wei shenme lao shi ba kong qi quan dou xi guang le… hai de wo, ni hai de wo zai ni mian qian hu xi ji cu xu yao jiu hu che..bie kan wo xian bie kan wo wo de lian hong jiu kuai yao bao liao le.. mei shenme na you shenme wo shi jue dui bu hui cheng ren wo xi huan ni le…. "

Does anyone know CHINESE language? mandarin? please help! help! help! urgent!?
Can anyone speak mandarin? Chinese? please help!?

errmm.. I have a friend and she’s a beginner in chinese language,… she gave me these pharagraph and wants me to understand it.. can anyone please transcribe this?…she said that there is something in this words that is between our relationship and I dont know what it is…

I want a clear transcibe,, Its also ok if its not..I want to know it urgently… sorry for the bother…

"wei shenme, ni wei shenme lao shi ba kong qi quan dou xi guang le… hai de wo, ni hai de wo zai ni mian qian hu xi ji cu xu yao jiu hu che..bie kan wo xian bie kan wo wo de lian hong jiu kuai yao bao liao le.. mei shenme na you shenme wo shi jue dui bu hui cheng ren wo xi huan ni le…. "

I am from Singapore and speak English and Mandarin (Chinese).
I do speak a little Japanese, French and Malay. Also Cantonese and Hokkien which are dialects of Chinese Language.

what type of job should i look for in china?

I graduated with a Major in history, A minor in both Chinese language and Psychology. I can speak Mandarin Chinese. I want to find a job where I can travel a lot, meet lots of people, and speak a lot of Chinese. I live in Shanghai, China. I currently teach English (which I’m a little tired of)

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what type of job I should try and how I should go about finding it.

Thanks!

Spanish or Mandarin? 10 PTS!?

I’m in the 8th grade (Middle School) and I’m picking my electives for next year when I’ll be in high school. I have everything decided except for which language I’m going to take. It’s between Spanish and Mandarin, a chinese language, for those of you who don’t know what it is. Last year and this year I have been taking Spanish as one of my electives but that’s a total credit of only 1 year of spanish. So if i do take spanish in high school, I’ll be starting at Spanish 2.
I already know some mandarin (I’m asian but born in the US, and i went to chinese school like four years or so ago, but dropped it after abt 2 years). I can speak a little and understand a little(verbally). But i can’t read or write at all.
I probably know more spanish than mandarin. I want to learn both languages, but can’t due to the other electives I’m taking and I’m not changing them. I’m kinda leaning towards spanish cuz most of my friends are taking that and I already started it for 2 yrs. But my parents want me to take mandarin because they say that it’ll help me more in the future (when i’m applying or have a job, etc) because in like 10 yrs china will be pretty powerful (they presently are getting more powerful) and that the US will need work w/china more. So when i’m applying for a job or something and i can speak mandarin, that’ll be good to talk w/clients that speak chinese.

Please tell me what you think i should choose and list why (pros and cons, etc.) Sorry that was kinda long. Thank you soo much!!

Is there a universally understood Chinese language, or a "simplified" version? I want to learn Chinese, but I don’t know if I should learn Mandarin, Cantonese, or other.

What language do they speak in shenzhen?

Well, I know that they speak chinese, but which Chinese language? cantonese or mandarin?

im English educated chinese guy and i dont know how to read or write but i know how to speak mandarin. what i afraid is that chinese language will be the international language soon as china is getting greater and better. i already feel upset that i dont know chinese and i heard from a friend said that chinese is getting popular so she gonna let his children to learn chinese in the future.

and i know some of u will say that i can still learn mandarin and etc but i dont have such time and such money to learn. it costs almost 0 per month to learn to write and read mandarin.
so, is it true? chinese/mandarin language will become the international language soon?

Mandarin is the most spoken chinese language across the globe

Do people in Taiwan speak Mandarin Chinese?

I was listening to Chinese language podcasts on iTunes and I noticed that the words sound similar to the Taiwanese dramas like "Devil Beside You" and "Why Why Love" Are the languages really Mandarin Chinese or are they different but sound similar?

witch one do i need to learn ,mandarin and cantonese?

i want to learn the chinese language but i’m not sure witch is used mostly here in the u.s. mandarin or cantonese.if you have any tips on how to learn please let me know.thanks

can anyone speak mandarin? Chinese? please help!?

errmm.. I have a friend and she’s a beginner in chinese language,… she gave me these pharagraph and wants me to understand it.. can anyone please transcribe this?…

"wei shenme, ni wei shenme lao shi ba kong qi quan dou xi guang le… hai de wo, ni hai de wo zai ni mian qian hu xi ji cu xu yao jiu hu che..bie kan wo xian bie kan wo wo de lian hong jiu kuai yao bao liao le.. mei shenme na you shenme wo shi jue dui bu hui cheng ren wo xi huan ni le…. "

im English educated chinese guy and i dont know how to read or write but i know how to speak mandarin. what i afraid is that chinese language will be the international language soon as china is getting greater and better. i already feel upset that i dont know chinese and i heard from a friend said that chinese is getting popular so she gonna let his children to learn chinese in the future.

and i know some of u will say that i can still learn mandarin and etc but i dont have such time and such money to learn. it costs almost 0 per month to learn to write and read mandarin.
so, is it true? chinese/mandarin language will become the international language soon?

I lived in China for a year a few years ago and taught primary aged kids basic oral english. I got paid 5000 yuan a month and our apartment was paid (shared with 2 other teachers). At the end of one year we received 00 USD as a bonus (to buy our plane ticket home). While this was fun, I’m now looking for a lifestyle/career that allows me to live in China again. I DON’T want to teach little kids the alphabet.

I studied Mandarin at University for the past 4 years and am relatively fluent. I also intend to further my Chinese language knowledge when I get back to China. What kinds of jobs might be available to a white, female, chinese speaker who wants to live in China?
Uhh Dan Cupid.. FYI, unfortunately, it matters to a lot of companies in China if you’re a black foreigner or a white foreigner.

im English educated chinese guy and i dont know how to read or write but i know how to speak mandarin. what i afraid is that chinese language will be the international language soon as china is getting greater and better. i already feel upset that i dont know chinese and i heard from a friend said that chinese is getting popular so she gonna let his children to learn chinese in the future.

and i know some of u will say that i can still learn mandarin and etc but i dont have such time and such money to learn. it costs almost 0 per month to learn to write and read mandarin.
so, is it true? chinese/mandarin language will become the international language soon?

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know how to speak Mandarin

How many version of Chinese language are there beside

Haka
Cantonese
Mandarin
Foochow
Hokien
Teochew
Hwa ye hui chiang Mandarin ah or thien thien ah

Do all Chinese know how to speak Mandarin ?

How many version of Chinese language are there beside

Haka
Cantonese
Mandarin
Foochow
Hokien
Teochew

To Chali i was wondering

I am interested in learning Madarin Chinese language and I am now using instant messaging tools of MSN,AOL and Skype.I wish to be able to use one of these instant messengers to study the language.

French people speak French
German people speak German
Spanish people speak Spanish
Turkish people speak Turkish
but
why is it so ugly and clumsy to have:
Chinese people speak Mandarin?

perhaps "Chinese people speak Chinese" is better?
well, it’s not that they speak many "Chineses", it’s only one and unique…

Cantonese is Cantonese, i’m not talking about it…
with such logic, maybe China should be called "Hanna" instead, no?…
to make it Hanna people speak Han language…
is it okay there is no such nation as Mexicons?… those are native Americans + Spanish conquistadors… so we will not discuss why ppl in Mexico don’t speak Inca or Maya, ok?…

and we will not mention former French colonies, Indian union of regions or natives of Australia who speak Australian language while conquerers speak English…
Aviator, i’m still in China and this is exacly what i mean. When i hear people say "Mandarin dialect" i can’t but want to say "go to a constuction site and you’ll know what dialect is". What i hear on CCTV is definitely a language and this is Chinese language, the official language of China. Just like Cantonese is the main language in HK and Guangdong.
Mr Hex Vision, is it okay that Tibetan language is spoken by Tibetan people? and the language of Wu by Wu people? and there are 56 nationalities, almost every having its own speech?
Britain is a location, but the nation was called Angles and they speak English which is an international language in the country called GrBr. Welsh people speak Welsh language very well and so do Scottish people with their own dialect. Even though many Chinese people learn Chinese language at schools, they speak their dialects with parents at home. This is exactly what people in Ireland do, speaking both English and Gaelic.
Aaleigha, in fact, there is no such nation as "Canadian", they are a mix of Franch-English-native Americans. So they are not speaking their native language.

Same with SAf and other former colonies like South America. How many years of history does Pakistan have? As a country I mean.

There are no Mandarin people to speak Mandarin language. Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese are languages, all other are dialects.
Mr Hex Vision, the country is a Kingdom, Nor-Irl is a part of it, so they speak English very well… it’s just Ireland isn’t a part of British Isles but a separate geo object
Daniel v 8.33, if you don’t know — nobody forces you to post an answer here… it’s about "i know" position here
Mr Hex Vision, i’m not blind, it’s Britain you wrote, but what is Britain then? The lands of Angles, Welsh and Scotts. Is there such nation as "Bretons" nowadays? Not more than Celts. I didn’t touch English language at all because i know what was doing — a degree in English and Literature, graduated with merits as the pride of uni. What i’m saying is "instead of calling Chinese language Portugese clumsy word Mandarin maybe it makes more sense to call the language by the country, that is China – Chinese". And other speeches, which are different from it, call accirdingly — Cantonese, Taiwanese, and the dialects.
al, whoa, i’m almost shocked you didn’t call them Mandarinese people, as far as they speak Mandarin.

Pity you didn’t ask how many years I had lived in China. Maybe you would be surprised and mightn’t brag with your seven. What i do here is actually try to deal with a situation when a person writes "help me to translate Chinese" and some donkeys write an idiotic question "which one Chinese?" and "there are many Chineses". In fact, even the asker doesn’t know he could have wrote "help me to translate this Cantonese" or "help me to translate this Taiwanese". People come from Taiwan to Beijing and show a paper with 我想雞 to a young waitress in the restauant being convinced he willl get the chicken right now (i saw it myself). People go to Guangzhou and try speaking "shang-dian zai na-er?" and then cannot get what was told in response. My sarcasm is only for the soap bubbles, not for the people who live in the country and see the image of the ignorant foreigners who are treated as "听不懂,对吧?

I’m possibly going to visit China next year and I’m curious about what the best programs or products are that teach Mandarin and the written Chinese Language. I know there are some things I can buy out there but I know the really good ones tend to be rather expensive. Does anyone have an idea?

i really want to learn mandarin(a form of chinese language), and i want to be able to speak it fluently as soon as i can. can anyone give me some sites or recommend some ways of learning it plz. and how long wud it take?
Thx!