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Mandarin vs Cantonese

Mandarin vs Cantonese: What’s the Difference? (Comparison Chart)

If you are considering learning Chinese, then you’re probably interested in the similarities and differences in Mandarin vs Cantonese, and wondering which is the better choice for you. Mandarin and Cantonese are the two most popular Chinese languages spoken by over one billion people in the world. Although they share similar traits and have lots of

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Shanghainese vs Mandarin

Shanghainese vs Mandarin: What’s the Difference?

As you travel around China, it’s important to remember that Mandarin, the official language of China is not always what the locals are speaking. And Shanghai is a prime example! Mandarin (Mandarin Chinese, Standard Mandarin, or Standard Chinese as we know it with the familiar four tones) is the only official language of China at

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most popular Chinese actors

Top 20 Most Popular Chinese Actors (+ Their Best Movies)

In the cinema as on TV screen, China has always been brimming with talented actors. Chinese actors exude style, charm, and gift. And with every single film or drama, they win us over a little bit more. But have you been wondering which of the numerous Chinese actors out there is the most popular one in the Chinese-speaking

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name in Chinese

My Chinese Name: How to Say and Write Your Name in Chinese (+ Examples)

帕特里克 Pà tè lǐ kè… 夏洛特 Xià luò tè… 史蒂文 Shǐ dì wén… Do these names sound familiar to you? They’re some of the most common English names pronounced in Mandarin Chinese. If you are visiting or living in China, one of the big questions you can’t get away with from Chinese people is “what’s your name?”. So you’ll

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The Most Common Surnames in China and Their Meanings

101 Most Common Surnames in China and Their Meanings (2022)

23,813 surnames have been recorded throughout the history of China, of which 5,662 surnames are still in active use today, however, the top 100 are extremely common, making up 85.9% of the 1.4 billion population in China. In fact, 596.3 million Chinese people, or 42.9% of the population share the same 10 family names!  So what are

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