Chinese Language Differences

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Name: Dimas Prasetyo
Class: IRE Diplomacy 1
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The Language Differences of Taiwan and Indonesia

Introduction
Language is a system of communication consisting of sounds, words, and grammar, or the system of communication used by people in a particular country or type of work. Several countries are having their own language, but it also has international language such as; Malay, Mandarin, Latin/Espana, and English to communicate well to others people from different regions. That would make easier to communicate of each other. For now, I will not talk about the international language, in this opportunity I just want to explain and analyze the language differences of Taiwan which is using Mandarin and Indonesia which is using Malay
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Taiwan or maybe people known as Chinese Taipei is using mandarin as their own national language. Chinese is a family of closely-related but mutually unintelligible languages. These languages are known variously as fāngyán (regional languages), dialects of Chinese or varieties of Chinese. In all around 1.2 billion people speak one or more varieties of Chinese. All varieties of Chinese belong to the Sino-Tibetan family of languages and each one has its own dialects and sub-dialects, which are more or less mutually intelligible. Chinese or mandarin is have a difference in how to speak/spell, the intonation and the words itself, that would make more difficult to know or learn their language. Actually Indonesia and Taiwan are a bit similar by having variant of traditional languages. But Indonesia is easier to know or learn because of the words (latin), how to spell and speak are same. And Indonesia is using Malayan or Malay as their national language. Both Indonesia and Taiwan are having similarity, they have a lot of traditional language varieties in every different…show more content…
However in Hong Kong and Macau fewer people speak Mandarin, so they tend to use English to communicate with people from other parts of China or Taiwan.
• Each of the major varieties of Chinese has numerous dialects. For example, Mandarin can be divided into northern, southern and south-western dialects, which are more or less mutually intelligible.
Then these are some of Chinese traditional language based on several regions, such as:
Pŭtōnghuà (Mandarin) pŭtōnghuà / huáyŭ / guóyŭ
Mandarin is spoken by possibly more people than any other language: over 1.3 billion. It is the main language of government, the media and education in China and Taiwan, and one of the four official languages in Singapore.
Wú Wúyŭ
Wú is spoken in Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces and in Shanghai and Hong Kong by about 90 million people. Major dialects of Wu include Shanghainese and Suzhou.
Yuè (Cantonese) gwóngdùngwá / yuhtyúh
Cantonese is spoken by about 70 million people in Guangdong and Guangxi provinces and Hainan island in China, and also in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia and many other

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