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The difference between 'mandarin' and 'Chinese'

 
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Tinna



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:21 pm    Post subject: The difference between 'mandarin' and 'Chinese' Reply with quote

Dear teacher,

I have a question, please kindly let me know.
How to explain the difference between these two words 'mandarin' and 'chinese' in English to a person who just started to learn English?
Thank you so much!! Smile
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pugachevV



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mandarin is the standard literary and official form of Chinese.

Chinese is a general term for the language of China. It includes all the different dialects spoken in China as well as Mandarin.
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