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What do you learn? Mandarin or Chinese?

One of the questions that I’m often asked is: “Should I learn to speak Mandarin or Chinese?” To answer the question, you’ll need to understand the definitions of the two words: Chinese and Mandarin. The word Chinese refers to a broader concept. Chinese is a body of language, which is written and spoken. Mandarin, in […]

Are Chinese & Mandarin the same thing?

Should you be learning Chinese or Mandarin? This is something pretty confusing, especially for beginners of the Chinese language. You often see the words being used interchangeably.  There are also occasions when they are used together, describing the language has Chinese Mandarin. The question is: do they mean the same thing?  Is Chinese Mandarin? The answer […]