Many regions and provinces have their own spoken language and even people from local regions may not understand each other.
Mandarin was introduced as the standard spoken dialect throughout China in the 1950’s to ensure mutual understanding and a common learning language throughout the country. Today it is spoken widely by children at school through to the working environment.
Cantonese was the official language in Hong Kong until its independence from the UK in 1997 and since then there has been an introduction to Mandarin in the education system to facilitate its integration with mainland China.
In Taiwan Mandarin is widely spoken by the majority of the population and is used as the business language, however Taiwanese is a local dialect that is spoken in more familiar environments such as within families.
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The difference between the three dialects is pronunciation. With the majority of them using the same words the accents, tones and local terminology will mean they sound entirely different.
Out of the three Mandarin is the most popular, Cantonese still very much used in Hong Kong and Taiwanese a locally spoken dialect.
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