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?

Questions-

1. I’m Chinese and my parents are Chinese. They say they’re from mainland China.. But what exactly is mainland China? Beijing, Shanghai.. Guangzhou, ect. ect.?

2. My Mandarin teacher at school is Taiwanese and she has an accent. She said she learned how to write in both traditional and simplified. Do all Taiwanese citizens learn both forms?

3. What do Taiwanese people speak, if they aren’t speaking Mandarin? Are they local dialects or do they have one, unified language with a name?

4. Does Taiwan have a different/separate pinyin system than China? My Taiwanese Mandarin teacher is spelling all the pinyin incorrectly and it’s really getting on my nerves, but I don’t want to call her out.. Is she following her own country’s pinyin system? Or is she simply bullshitting on the board?

Mandarin to English song translation pleaase? ?

The song is called "guo qiao" by a Chinese singer Hou Xian or also known as HoHo. I don’t know Chinese, and I couldn’t find a translation anywhere! I know that Chinese doesn’t always translate good into English, but could someone please try? I’m pretty sure the video and Chinese lyrics are on youtube and google! Btw has anyone not from mainland china heard of him? This is one of his older songs too. I’m from America! Haha thanks alot!!! 😀

Mandarin of Beijing vs. Mandarin of Taipei?

So today we’re basically comparing the Mandarin Chinese language as spoken (and written) in mainland China vs. Taiwan.

I understand mainland China uses simplified characters while Taiwan uses traditional characters.

Native Mandarin speakers, please consider the following aspects:
– grammar
– pronunciation/accent
– spelling rules (besides the simplified vs. traditional characters)
– vocabulary
– expressions (e.g. slang, etc.)
– usage

On a scale of 0 to 100 (0 being totally different languages like Swedish vs. Vietnamese, 100 being exactly identical), how close is the Mandarin language of mainland China to that of Taiwan?

Thank you.

BUT these movies have to be set in mainland china and speak mandarin.

Taiwan has its own military, its own legal system, its own currency, its own political parties, its own elections, it issues its own visas and passports, and in addition to speaking Mandarin, many Taiwanese also speak a dialect not spoken in mainland China.

So what is up with people not thinking that it is its own independent country?

Taiwan has its own military, its own legal system, its own currency, its own political parties, its own elections, it issues its own visas and passports, and in addition to speaking Mandarin, many Taiwanese also speak a dialect not spoken in mainland China.

So what is up with people not thinking that it is its own independent country?

How much effort would be needed to learn Simplified if I first learned Traditional? I plan to study abroad in mainland China and Taiwan in the future.

Should I learn Mandarin or Cantonese?

I want to take a nightschool class this fall to learn either Mandarin or Cantonese, and I don’t know which one is more accepted or what the difference is between the two. My learning is simply for conversational use, and I may be traveling to Hong Kong or mainland China. I also want to eventually teach English to Chinese. If this information helps, can you please tell me which dialect is better to learn? Thanks!

Want to learn Mandarin language in KL?

Silkroad Mandarin Language Centre in centrepoint, Bandar Utama, PJ provides different courses for both adults and kids. the teachers are qualified, graduates from Mainland China. please feel free to call 03-7729 8689.

Should I learn Mandarin or Cantonese?

I would like to learn Chinese but I am *COMPLETELY* clueless about which is more important, Cantonese or Mandarin?
I heard in Hong Kong they speak Cantonese and i mean Hong Kong is a popular place… but in Mainland China they speak Mandarin, so I am just confused totally on which language is more important…. please help?

I took a semester of Mandarin in my senior year of college, and I was fairly conversational at Japanese at one point (I realize that the spoken language is completely different than Chinese. Considering that I’m going on 31 in January, how well can I expect to be able to speak Marndarin if I study daily, and maybe spend some time in Taiwan or Mainland China?

Should I learn Mandarin or Cantonese?

I would like to learn Chinese but I am *COMPLETELY* clueless about which is more important, Cantonese or Mandarin?
I heard in Hong Kong they speak Cantonese and i mean Hong Kong is a popular place… but in Mainland China they speak Mandarin, so I am just confused totally on which language is more important…. please help?

How much Mandarin will I learn?

I am planning to set aside a year to a year and half to study Mandarin in Mainland China OR Taiwan. I have taken a Chinese class before but I had to drop it for a VERY good reason. So here’s the thing… I am a fast learner when it comes to characters and writing them so it’s not a problem. As for the tones, I pretty much have a good idea on how they work though my listening can be so much better. HOW MUCH Mandarin will I learn in a year and a half — provided I focus on learning the language the whole time??? I plan to take classes that spend at least 5 hours a day/ 5 times a week… can I master the language – in the conversation level in that short a time ?

ANY other thoughts, ideas, or additional info you think I should know?