Who tend to be wealthier: Cantonese or Mandarin?

Cantonese regions of China: Guangdong, HK, Macau, some areas in Guangxi. Many established overseas Chinese businesspeople are also Canto.

Mandarin: Anywhere else in Mainland China (Shanghai, Beijing, etc.). Many new Mandarin speaking people are starting their own businesses,

So if you take living conditions, etc. of these places and income and average them, who tend to be wealthier: Cantonese or Mandarin?

Should I learn mandarin or Cantonese?

Which is better from a buisness point of view, and which from the general appeal of the language? What are the pros and cons of each. I speak English if it helps. I may consider moving to Hk though so if that helps……thanks for your help

How are Taiwanese people viewed in Hong Kong?

I have heard there is some racial discrimination against Mainland Chinese in HK. What about Taiwanese people in HK? Are they viewed positively or negatively? The reason I ask is because I am a British-educated Taiwanese person that grew up in the UK. However, my father is Cantonese. I plan on moving to HK for work. Will it be easy for me to make friends? I’m trying to learn some Cantonese but only speak Mandarin fluenty. Thanks!

where is it best to learn mandarin for 1 month?

well i’m planning to go to china/hk/taiwan for like a month to learn mandarin but i wanna go there during the may to june season for a month during the beginning of my summer. I was wondering where you think it would be best to go and try to learn it. I know that this is a short period and i do not intend to be totally fluent in it, but at least i’d like to order at a restuarant and etc. Have any suggestions for programs? so far the only one i’ve found is https://www.centerforstudyabroad.com/hongkong.html where i study in hk, dunno if that is good or not considering they mainly speak canto there.

btw, i would like to go to taiwan to learn mandarin, but can’t find any good services that look commendable. any help would be greatly appreciated
thanks

Difficult to learn cantonese if u know mandarin?

okay so im just curious. I already posted a question wondering if I would be learning Mandarin or Cantonese in high school and it seems like its more likely that I’ll be learning Mandarin (which I had guessed) and I was wondering how dif they are..i found some people that were saying cantonese is harder than mandrain, and stuff like that so im curious as to how different..someone also reminded me that they use the same characters but besides that it would be like trying to know spanish as a native english speaker…..so i was just curious as to the difference..i wanna learn canto more than mandarin cuz my fam was from Hong Kong but i figured it would help to have a little experience than having none..and im going to HK in two years as a 10th grader for a church student exchange prgram..would I be able to learn Mandarin and then learn Canto online and have a little less difficulty? i wanna be as good as I can at both languages as I am more interested in Asia than Europe becuz of my roots…thnx!

How difficult to learn Cantonese after Mandarin?

okay so im just curious. I already posted a question wondering if I would be learning Mandarin or Cantonese in high school and it seems like its more likely that I’ll be learning Mandarin (which I had guessed) and I was wondering how dif they are..i found some people that were saying cantonese is harder than mandrain, and stuff like that so im curious as to how different..someone also reminded me that they use the same characters but besides that it would be like trying to know spanish as a native english speaker…..so i was just curious as to the difference..i wanna learn canto more than mandarin cuz my fam was from Hong Kong but i figured it would help to have a little experience than having none..and im going to HK in two years as a 10th grader for a church student exchange prgram..would I be able to learn Mandarin and then learn Canto online and have a little less difficulty? i wanna be as good as I can at both languages as I am more interested in Asia than Europe becuz of my roots…thnx!

I mean allllllllllllllllllllll over HK, not just in the touristy areas.

I know his dad’s from HK and his mom’s from Taiwan, and in everything I see of him, he speaks Mandarin…Does he speak Cantonese at all?

Just wonderin’ haha

Thanks! =)

I was in HK for a few days with a friend who spoke canto and although HKers tended to be nice towards him, they treated me like a piece of garbage and called me a "sai dai 6 yun". I was even dressed up nicely in brand name clothes and Louis Vuitton shoes just to show the Cantonese that us Mandos are clearly superior to them.

Why do they hate Mandarin people so much? My friend is from Guangdong province and he didn’t have any problems because he spoke canto. Also, people in Guangdong also treated me badly cuz they thought I was a Fujianese or Henan person and called me "sai oww shan yun" or out of province person.

Why are Cantonese think they are so superior? They clearly are poorer than the Mandarin and the richest Chinese people in the world are Mandarin while the Cantonese are nothing but autistic racists.

I’ve noticed that even though my family roots was in Guangdong and my mom was from Guangdong province (I was born in Canada), people in HK treated us pretty well and were able to help us out when we were lost, etc.

When I went to HK 12 years ago with a friend who spoke Mandarin for 4 days, we weren’t treated as well. Is it true?

I’m from Hong Kong. I can’t speak Mandarin at all. I only know Cantonese and English.

If I wanted to move to Shanghai, what would I be able to do? Or would it be very pointless and nobody will employ you if you can’t speak Mandarin?

I don’t have a university degree yet, but I am studying right now in England. But I’m just thinking like when I finish university what I want to do. I will probably stay in HK, but am just curious as to what it would be like to move to Shanghai?

Hi, im a sophomore in America,
i am planning to study abroad next year in china and i was wondering if HK still mainly speaks Cantonese. I read all the answers on Yahoo! answers, but most of them are 2 years ago answers,

are there any people who went there recently and found Mandarin to be applicable in everyday life?

thank youuu

Learn Mandarin .?

I decided to learn mandarin. I found out Cantonese is used by less and less people although the parents of my girlfriend speak Cantonese. But she told me even in HK, more and more people start to speak mandarin. She also suggest me to learn mandarin in Beijing because there is no good enough mandarin teachers in UK. Most of mandarin teachers in UK are not professional. They generally immigrated to UK with their husband or married with British people. Because they cannot find formal job position in UK, they decide to make money through teaching Chinese. I do not think they are professional, but I also have no time and money to go to Beijing. How should I do? Maybe e-learning is ok. But I do not think course ware and podcast mp3 is enough, I need to learn conversation, not only listening. I also hope to find an official mandarin school to get a certificate, not small and private one. I found too many private sites or individuals to teach Chinese on Instant messenger. They are not good.