Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China. The group includes the Beijing dialect, the basis of Standard Chinese, which is also referred to as “Mandarin”. When the Mandarin group is taken as one language, as is often done in academic literature, it has more native speakers (nearly a billion) than any other language.
So why learn Chinese Mandarin?
- The Chinese language may seem difficult to learn but it’s just because of how complicated the Chinese characters are written. In reality, Chinese Mandarin has a simple grammar, no verb tenses, no cases, and no genders. It follows the word order subject-verb-object just like the English language.
- One fifth of the globe speaks Chinese, making it the most widely spoken first language in the world. Chinese Mandarin is the mother tongue of over 873 million people, so imagine being able to communicate with almost a billion people.
- Aside from China and Taiwan, Mandarin is also spoken in Chinese communities of Mongolia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines.
- China’s economy is booming and gaining a status of a rising global superpower which means more international business, foreign investments and will require more people who can speak both English and Chinese, so more job opportunities will show up for those who know how to speak Chinese since the skill is very rare.
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Now that’s another reason for you to learn Chinese Mandarin.
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