CHINESE LANGUAGE

中 文

(Zhōng Wén)

What is Chinese Language Called?

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The Chinese Language literally refers to the languages and characters used in China, which is called “中文 (zhōng wén)” in Simplified Chinese.

The Chinese language generally consists of standard Chinese language which is the predominant language in China and known as Putonghua “普通话 (pǔ tōng huà)“, and various Chinese dialects or known as the varieties of Chinese such as the Cantonese, Shanghainese, etc.

Know More on Chinese Language Learning

Now if we talk about Chinese language learning, we are more referring to learning Standard Chinese, called in Simplified Chinese “普通话 (pǔ tōng huà)” or “标准汉语 (biāo zhǔn hàn yǔ)“, which is the official language used in China including mainland China, HongKong, Macau, and Taiwan of China as well as the worldwide Sinosphere areas.

In this page, keep reading the following bilingual stories focusing on Chinese Language learning from varieties. Hope helpful 😛

? STANDARD CHINESE LANGUAGE MEANINGS

Learn Chinese Language implies the study of standard Chinese language which is formally called “学普通话 (xué pǔ tōng huà)” or “学标准中文 (xué biāo zhǔn zhōng wén)” in China, or an unformal word of Mandarin learning.

In some cases, you may hear of learning Hanyu. Literally speaking, Hanyu means the languages spoken by the ethnic Han Chinese majority in China, which includes the Standard Hanyu and various Chinese dialects. However, with regard to the word “Learning Hanyu” in Chinese, it is abbreviated from Standard Hanyu “标准汉语 (biāo zhǔn hàn yǔ)“, and actually means the study of the standard Chinese language.

标准汉语/普通话
(Biāo Zhǔn Hàn Yǔ/Pǔ Tōng Huà)

"Chinese Language"

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? BILINGUAL CHINESE LANGUAGE STORIES

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Useful Standard Chinese Language Stories, Guides, Tips & Tricks, and more diverse  Bilingual English-Chinese Parallel Stories help Chinese Beginners/Learners and Cultural Enthusiasts boost Chinese skills within five minutes daily. Becoming a Premium resident will enable you to get exclusive access to more Chinese self-study resources. Take an Overview to get more features before creating an account.

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