Did you know that one-fifth of the world’s population speaks Chinese? That’s more than 800 million people, making the Chinese language the world’s most spoken dialect. This dialect is spoken in cities around the world, from Boston to Barcelona, Memphis to Mumbai. Here’s everything you wanted to know about this language.
This dialect dates back more than 4,000 years ago and comprises of various symbols and letters. It is known as a tonal language, which means words change depending on the speaker’s tone. This might sound complicated, but it’s not. Here’s why:
Learning a new vernacular is never easy. However, as Mandarin is so widely spoken around the world, you will likely find classes in a city near you. Alternatively, you can learn this dialect online or on your smartphone.
At first, you might struggle with written Mandarin because it differs so much from English. That’s because Mandarin is a logographic dialect, where each character means a syllable, rather than a just a letter of a word. This might take a little getting used to, especially if you have never learned the Chinese language before. However, with practice, you should be able to master this language.
Plus, unlike in English, there are no verb conjugations to learn in Mandarin, which makes the whole process a lot easier!