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      • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lan–Yin Mandarin (Lanyin) (simplified Chinese: 兰银官话; traditional Chinese: 蘭銀官話; pinyin: Lán–Yín Guānhuà) is a branch of Mandarin Chinese traditionally spoken throughout Gansu province and in the northern part of Ningxia. In recent decades it has expanded into northern Xinjiang.
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    5 days ago · From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Standard Chinese or Standard Mandarin, is the official modern Chinese spoken language used in mainland China and Taiwan and is one of the four official languages of Singapore. It is based off the Mandarin dialect and should not be confused with other varieties of Chinese.

    English
    Chinese ( Traditional )
    Chinese ( Simplified )
    Pinyin
    Hello
    你好
    你好
    Nǐhǎo
    What's your name?
    你叫什麼名字?
    你叫什么名字?
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    How are you?
    你好嗎?/ 你怎麼樣?
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    Nǐ hǎo ma? / Nǐ zěnmeyàng?
    • Middle Mandarin
    • (Has begun acquiring native speakers cited 1988, 2014), L2 speakers: 7% of China (2014)
  3. Pinyin - Wikipedia

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    9 hours ago · A Chinese syllable ending with any other consonant either is from a non-Mandarin language (a southern Chinese language such as Cantonese, or a minority language of China; possibly reflecting final consonants in Old Chinese), or indicates the use of a non-pinyin romanization system (where final consonants may be used to indicate tones).

    • 1950s
    • Alphabet, romanization
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    3 days ago · Standard Chinese is based on the Beijing dialect of Mandarin. Actual production varies widely among speakers, as they introduce elements of their native varieties (although television and radio announcers are chosen for their ability to produce the standard variety).

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  6. Lanyin Mandarin - Wikipedia

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    3 days ago · Lan–Yin Mandarin (Lanyin) (simplified Chinese: 兰银官话; traditional Chinese: 蘭銀官話; pinyin: Lán–Yín Guānhuà) is a branch of Mandarin Chinese traditionally spoken throughout Gansu province and in the northern part of Ningxia. In recent decades it has expanded into northern Xinjiang.

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