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Cantonese Vs Mandarin (Chinese languages) watch

  • View Poll Results: Which Chinese language is better?
    Cantonese
    53.85%
    Mandarin
    46.15%

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    Mandarin is more universal!
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    (Original post by Soylent Green)
    You mean Park n Shop right?
    park n shop park n buy i don't know :p: i only really called it by it's chinese name any way i just went with whatever irrelevance said lol
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    They aren't the only chinese languages o.O
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    (Original post by bananaslug77)
    They aren't the only chinese languages o.O
    True, but they are the only chinese languages worth learning. :p:
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    Cantonese :woo:
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    (Original post by Hamcock)
    Discuss!!! Explain why please!!!

    Also, does it annoy u when some people assume all Chinese speak Mando?
    Who agrees with me that Cantonese spoken with a Viet accent sounds awful!!!

    Clips of how Canto sounds like: http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...rch_type=&aq=f
    How does Canto sound like to non-speakers?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantonese
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandarin_Chinese
    I think you mean which Chinese dialect is better...not which language.

    I don't really think that it's annoying...though they're not exactly correct.

    I haven't listened to a person who speaks Cantonese with a Vietnamese accent...so I can't answer you that.
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    ^ They are too different to be called dialects!
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    Mandarin. Cantonese is much more harsh if you here the locals speak it. Even with celebrities mandarin sounds better. It flows much more easier while Cantonese sounds more chopped.

    Utility wise, hands down it's Mandarin. It's quickly become the common form of dialect and is the form most chinese people know/should know.
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    (Original post by Hamcock)
    ^ They are too different to be called dialects!
    No it's still known as a different dialect since it still falls under the language "chinese".
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    ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_intelligibility
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varieties_of_Chinese

    It's easy to quote whole wiki articles.

    It's an ongoing debate. The term "dialect" does take into account the independence of the language to an extent but makes sure people understand it's part of the Chinese language.
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    Mandarin. Cantonese is much more harsh if you here the locals speak it...
    Disagree. Canto sounds better coz it has much more variety!
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    (Original post by Hamcock)
    Disagree. Canto sounds better coz it has much more variety!
    ? Such as?
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    ^ Mando has too much 'sh' sounds
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    (Original post by Hamcock)
    ^ Mando has too much 'sh' sounds
    That's... stupid. :giggle:

    By variety you mean the sounds? Each dialect has a wide variety. I could say Cantonese has too much "na" sounds. :rolleyes:
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    ^ Canto is better coz the words sounds more distinct!
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    (Original post by Hamcock)
    ^ Canto is better coz the words sounds more distinct!
    Do you speak chinese (both dialects)?
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    Cantonese can sound annoying, especially when I can hear my mum shouting it out all the way from downstairs.
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    well i am HK guy here in HK o_o
    you guys love flame3 -_-?
    all are you a bbc?
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    朋友之间,不必客气。( mandarin )
    朋友之间,唔使客气。( cantonese )

    in english, it's bucketing down last night.
    昨天晚上下了一场大雨。( mandarin )
    琴晚落,(口左)场大雨。( cantonese )

    they vary in both writing system and phonetics aspect.

    i speak mandarin and i also feel cantonese sound very cute~~~

    here are excellent tv series for you to learn mandarin and cantonese.

    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTQ5MzI3MTY=.html

    ( this is one of the lessons. click the videoes on the right, which will link to the rest lessons. )

    i hope it helps.

 
 
 
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