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Chinese language is mostly spoken in China, Singapore, and Malaysia. It has more native speakers than any other languages. Chinese has been an official language of the United Nations since the founding of the organization in 1945. Though Chinese has many dialects, Mandarin, based on the pronunciation of Beijing, is considered the standard and is spoken the most widely by about two-thirds of the population. The other major dialects are Cantonese, spoken by people in the extreme southern provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi, Hong Kong and on the Southeast Asia mainland; Fukienese, or Min, spoken by people of northern Fujian, Amoy Island and Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. 
Chinese language is the oldest known recorded language that was written on old bones and turtle shells. Chinese language is written with symbols. These symbols are called Chinese characters. Chinese characters represent the oldest writing system in the world. There are over 100,000 Chinese characters. Chinese languagedoes not have alphabets. Pinyin is a way to write Mandarin Chinese with the Roman alphabet. The most difficult part when studying Chinese languageis getting your tones right and learning how to read and write Chinese characters. The Chinese language is also the only major writing system in the world that still continues to use pictographs as its major tool of writing.
Several other Asian languages are derived from The Chinese written language, such as Korean and Japanese. Chinese, is a tonal language, meaning that different tones, or intonations, distinguish words that otherwise are pronounced identically. If you have ever viewed a Chinese character, you mind find it hard to understand the meaning or what the character is trying to represent. The four Chinese tones are flat tone; rising tone; low rising tone; down tone. It is not unusual for a syllable to be pronounced in each of the four tones, each yielding a word with a completely different meaning. Chinese is written with thousands of distinctive characters called ideographs which most of the times have little relation to the sound of a word.

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