China is an amazing land with a rich and diverse culture. That cultural landscape includes a multitude of regional variations, and one of the ones that most directly affects you as a student of Chinese is that of dialects. Expect to hear various "versions" of Chinese, but don't be too shy to ask people to speak Mandarin if you need to.

 

Maturity: General
Native: English, Target: Chinese (Mandarin)
Hosts: Dilu, John
Topics: dialect, language

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