Mandarin

What is Mandarin Chinese?

Learning Objectives


Mandarin Chinese is the most commonly spoken language in China.


Mandarin Chinese has two parts, one is the Chinese characters, called "Hanzi" which is used for writing and reading. Another part is Chinese pinyin, called "Pinyin" which is used for speaking and listening.

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Additional Notes

Mandarin Chinese is the most commonly spoken language in China.


Mandarin Chinese has 2 parts.  One is the Chinese characters, called Hanzi which is used for writing and reading. Another part is Chinese pinyin, called Pinyin which is used for speaking and listening.


For an example, a Mandarin Chinese  “你好 nǐ hǎo” , meaning “Hello”, has 2 parts:


1. Chinese characters, Hanzi  is "你好"


2. Chinese pinyin, Pinyin is "nǐ hǎo" .

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