Cantonese and Mandarin are easily the two most important and influential Chinese dialects. In important economic cities such as Hong Kong and Guangzhou, Cantonese remains the dominant language of both life and business. With the success of putonghua as a national language, however, it is definitely an advantage to be able to speak Mandarin. Those who are able to speak both languages will be increasingly in demand.
Cantonese and Mandarin can be described as dialects of the same language. On the other hand, their mutual unintelligibility justifies describing them as languages descended from the same root. This relationship offers unique opportunities for learning and application of language skills.
This section provides Cantonese speakers with tools to convert Cantonese directly into Mandarin.
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