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Most Widely Spoken Chinese Dialect?

Denis Hard

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I have the intention of traveling to China and staying there for sometime. Since most of the Chinese speak Chinese and my purpose for going to China is to study their culture I realize it's obligatory for me, to at least learn the language. I understand there are many Chinese dialects so which of them would you say is spoken by most people [in China]?

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It depends on where you plan on staying. I believe Mandarin is more popular up north while Cantonese is more popular in the south. But I could have that reversed. Aside from the writing system, I understand that they are mostly mutually unintelligible. This is unlike two languages like Spanish and Italian where if you know one you can have a good idea of what's going on in the other.

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