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Chinese speaking countries. Chinese Countries </>
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Countries where Chinese is an official language. Countries
China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan
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Total count of countries where Chinese is official language. Total No. Of Countries
5
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10
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Countries where Chinese is a native language. National Language
China, Taiwan
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Countries where Chinese language is spoken as a non-native language. Second Language
Republic of Brazil
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Continent wise Chinese speaking countries. Speaking Continents
Asia
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Countries where small group of people speak Chinese language. Minority Language
Indonesia, Malaysia
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Organization that administrates and maintains the Chinese language. Regulated By
Chinese Language Standardization Council, National Commission on Language and Script Work, Promote Mandarin Council
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Interesting facts about Chinese language. Interesting Facts
  • Chinese language is tonal, since meaning of a word changes according to its tone.
  • In Chinese language, there is no grammatical distinction between singular or plural, no declination of verbs according to tense, mood and aspect.
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The language to which Chinese is similar. Similar To
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The language through which Chinese is derived from. Derived From
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Set of letters used in Chinese language. Chinese Alphabets </>
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Image of Chinese alphabets. Alphabets in Chinese
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Total number of letters used in Languages language. Alphabets
26
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8
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Chinese phonology is the study of sounds in Chinese language. Chinese Phonology
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Speech sound produced when breath flows out through human mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue or lips. How Many Vowels
24
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20
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Speech sound in which the air is at least partly blocked. How Many Consonants
23
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13
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Writing system used by Chinese language. Chinese Scripts
Chinese Characters and derivatives
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The direction in which Chinese language is written (Some languages are written in right-to-left or left-to-right direction) and this depends on scripts used. Chinese Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal and Top-To-Bottom
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Is Chinese hard to learn? Hard to Learn
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Learning levels in Languages language to become proficient. Chinese Language Levels
6
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5
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Time required to learn Languages language. Time Taken to Learn
88 weeks
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12
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Basic useful phrases in Chinese Language. Chinese Greetings </>
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HELLO in Chinese. Hello
您好 (Nín hǎo)
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THANK YOU in Chinese. Thank You
谢谢 (Xièxiè)
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HOW ARE YOU? in Chinese. How Are You?
你好吗? (Nǐ hǎo ma?)
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GOOD NIGHT in Chinese. Good Night
晚安 (Wǎn'ān)
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GOOD EVENING in Chinese. Good Evening
晚上好 (Wǎnshàng hǎo)
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GOOD AFTERNOON in Chinese. Good Afternoon
下午好 (Xiàwǔ hǎo)
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GOOD MORNING in Chinese. Good Morning
早安 (Zǎo ān)
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PLEASE in Chinese. Please
请 (Qǐng)
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SORRY in Chinese. Sorry
遗憾 (Yíhàn)
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BYE in Chinese. Bye
再见 (Zàijiàn)
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I LOVE YOU in Chinese. I Love You
我爱你 (Wǒ ài nǐ)
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EXCUSE ME in Chinese. Excuse Me
劳驾 (Láojià)
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Forms of language which belongs to specific region or group of people. Chinese Dialects </>
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Variety of Chinese language. Dialect 1
Mandarin
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Dialect 1 speaking regions. Where They Speak
China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan
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Dialect 1 speaking population. How Many People Speak
960,000,000.00
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Variety of Chinese language. Dialect 2
Wu
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Dialect 2 speaking regions. Where They Speak
China, United States of America
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Dialect 2 speaking population. How Many People Speak
80,000,000.00
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1
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Variety of Chinese language. Dialect 3
Yue
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Dialect 3 speaking regions. Where They Speak
China, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam
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Dialect 3 speaking population. How Many People Speak
60,000,000.00
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2
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Total number of dialects used in Languages language. Total No. Of Dialects
10
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11
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Total count of people speaking Chinese language. How Many People Speak Chinese? </>
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Total count of people speaking Languages language in the world. How Many People Speak?
1,051.00 million
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Total percentage of world population speaking Languages language. Speaking Population
16.00 %
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2
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Total count of people speaking Languages as first language or mother tongue. Native Speakers
873.00 million
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1
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Number of people speaking Chinese as second language or as non-native language. Second Language Speakers
178.00 million
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3
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Local name of Chinese language in it’s own script. Native Name
中文 (zhōngwén)
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Alias or other names of Chinese Language. Alternative Names
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Name of Chinese in French Language. French Name
chinois
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Name of Chinese in German Language. German Name
Chinesisch
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Pronunciation means the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) of words. IPA is an alphabetic system of phonetic script based on Latin Alphabet. Pronunciation
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Ethnicity is category of people which belong to common ancestral, social, cultural group. Ethnic group belong to same national experience, basically an inherited status. Ethnicity
Han
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History of Chinese language. Chinese History </>
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Evolution period of Chinese language. Origin
1250 BC
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Language Family is the common ancestor through which all the languages under this family are related. Language Family
Sino-Tibetan Family
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Language Family is divided into branches and further branches are divided into groups called subgroups. Subgroup
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Language Family is divided into smaller units called as branch. Branch
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There are three forms of language. Language Forms
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Development stages of Chinese language in it’s earlier period. Early Forms
No early forms
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A standard form is a language variety that is used in governments, in media, in schools and for international communication. Standard Forms
Standard Chinese
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Rank of Chinese language based on total number of native speakers. Chinese Language Position
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1
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Signed forms are manually coded languages which are representation of oral languages in gesture and visual form which is signed version of oral languages. Sign languages are used by deaf communities. Signed Forms
Wenfa Shouyu 文法手語 ("Grammatical Sign Language", Signed Mandarin (Taiwan))
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Scope of Chinese language Scope
Individual
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Chinese language code. Chinese Code </>
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Chinese language which is represented by two letters. ISO 639 1
zh
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Chinese language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 2
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ISO 639 2/T is the terminology ISO 639 2 code of Chinese language. ISO 639 2/T
zho
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ISO 639 2/B is bibliographic ISO 639 2 code of Chinese language. ISO 639 2/B
chi
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Chinese language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 3
zho
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Chinese language which is represented by four letters. ISO 639 6
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Comprehensive list of families, languages, dialects that is unique identifier code consisting of four letters and four digits. Glottocode
sini1245
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Two digits + one to six letters code is the linguasphere of Chinese language. Linguasphere
79-AAA
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Types of Chinese Language. Types of Language
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Type of Chinese language. Language Type
Living
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Chinese Linguistic typology is study and classification of languages based on common structural features and forms. Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object
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Chinese Morphological Typology is classification of languages based on how languages form words by combining morphemes. Language Morphological Typology
Analytic and Isolating

Origin of Chinese language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. Chinese language is one of the Most Difficult Languages. The origin of Chinese language states that it was put to use in 1250 BC. The history of Chinese language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about Chinese Language History. Chinese has no early forms. Standard Chinese is the standard form of Chinese language and it is used in government centers. Know all About Chinese Language.

Chinese population

Chinese population gives us the total count of number of people speaking Chinese language. Chinese language is spoken by 1,051.00 million people in the world. Most of the Chinese population lies in the Chinese Speaking Countries. Chinese language is spoken as first language by 873.00 million people and as second language by about 178.00 million people. Get to know Chinese speaking population in detail.

Chinese writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Chinese writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of Chinese language. Some languages share common writing systems. Chinese Characters and derivatives script is used by Chinese language. Learn more about . 

Information about Chinese language

Check out all the information about Chinese language here. You may find it interesting to learn Chinese Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about Chinese Speaking Countries, Chinese speaking continents and Chinese Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to Chinese countries knowing common Chinese Greetings will help you in communicating with Chinese people.