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  1. Chinese language - Wikipedia

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    3 days ago · Standard Chinese, often called Mandarin, is the official standard language of China and Taiwan, and one of the four official languages of Singapore (where it is called "Huáyŭ" 华语 / 華語 or simply Chinese). Standard Chinese is based on the Beijing dialect, the dialect of Mandarin as spoken in Beijing.

  2. Classical Chinese - Wikipedia

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    1 day ago · Classical Chinese is a traditional style of written Chinese that evolved from the classical language, making it different from any modern spoken form of Chinese. Literary Chinese was used for almost all formal writing in China until the early 20th century, and also, during various periods, in Japan, Korea and Vietnam.

  3. Talk:Mandarin Chinese profanity - Wikipedia

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    Apr 09, 2021 · Chinese is full of these "almost-lost" etymologies. See Moo shu pork to find out why Chinese dishes containing eggs were renamed as "sweet osmanthus flower" dishes. Badagnani 21:14, 23 September 2008 (UTC) Crystal people

  4. Shanghainese - Wikipedia

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    Apr 09, 2021 · Also, the practice of inserting Mandarin or both into Shanghainese conversations is very common, at least for young people. [citation needed] Like most subdivisions of Chinese, it is easier for a local speaker to understand Mandarin than it is for a Mandarin speaker to understand the local language.

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  6. Taiwanese Mandarin - Wikipedia

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    3 days ago · 'National Language'), is a varietyof Mandarin Chineseand a national language of Taiwan. The core of its standardform is described in the dictionary Guoyu Cidian(國語辭典) maintained by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan. It is based on the phonologyof the Beijing dialecttogether with the grammarof vernacular Chinese.

  7. Chinese Singaporeans - Wikipedia

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    4 days ago · Although Chinese Singaporeans belong to a number of Southern Chinese clans and spoke various Southern Chinese varieties, all Chinese Singaporeans had to learn Mandarin Chinese as their "second language". Singapore also established the Special Assistance Plan Schools. These were formerly traditional Chinese-medium schools and were tasked with ...

  8. Chinese numerology - Wikipedia

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    4 days ago · The number 7 (七, pinyin: qī) in Mandarin sounds like "even" in Mandarin (齊, pinyin: qí), so it is a good number for relationships. It also sounds like "arise" (起, pinyin: qǐ) and "life essence" (氣, pinyin: qì) in Mandarin. Seven can also be considered an unlucky number since the 7th month (July) is a "ghost month".

  9. China - Wikipedia

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    4 days ago · China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia.It is the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.4 billion. Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers (3.7 million mi 2), it is the world's third or fourth-largest country by area.

  10. Bellevue School District - Wikipedia

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    Dec 15, 2020 · As of 2015 the district had about 1,600 students who spoke Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, and/or Taiwanese Min-Nan; and the district also had over 800 speakers of Indian languages. The speakers of Chinese had increased by 91% in a ten-year span beginning around 2004, and speakers of Indian languages had increased around 400% during the same period.

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