Two cities in China that like to speak dialects are mostly non-Mandarin speaking.
Besides Mandarin, everyone should speak their own dialect most of all, especially when communicating with family members, because elders' Mandarin is relatively not very smooth. There are different dialects in different places, even if they are all called Hakka, but intonations, expressions, etc. are different in different regions, so it's really interesting to speak dialects.
You know, China is really big. According to statistics, there are more than 600 cities in total, so there are all kinds of dialects. If you want to know which one, go directly to respective city. Enough.
1. A city that loves to speak in tongues.
Now you will find that fewer and fewer people speak dialects and more people use Mandarin. So if you want to go to a city that likes to speak dialects, you have to do your homework beforehand, otherwise it might really be for nothing. From point of view of everyone, it seems that cities with a relatively low economic level speak dialects more often, because cultural level of local population is not very high.
Indeed, in most cases this is true, but there are still exceptions. The author then recommends two cities that are more developed but like to speak dialects. Some tourists even said that after traveling there it is really too difficult because locals never speak Mandarin. .
As you walk through streets of Guangzhou, most of words you hear in your ears are in Cantonese because people really don't like to speak Mandarin very much. Especially friends from Guangdong province, because grew up here since childhood, even if your native dialect is not Cantonese, you can speak it more or less, but it can be non-standard.
It's really hard for foreign friends to tell Cantonese from Cantonese, because they all sound same. Indeed, there is only a slight difference between them, so if you want to learn, you can choose one of two. As for there are many ways to learn Cantonese, if you have Cantonese friends, just let you learn them directly. Most of them are very close to people, so don't worry about being rejected.
Economic conditions are much better now, so whenever possible they choose a city for a short trip. According to statistics, quite a lot of friends have traveled to Chongqing in recent years. Although local area is always a thorn in side of tourists, in fact, until you drive yourself, you can sit in Didi driven by locals.
Tourists who have been here will change their way of speaking in less than a day, because the locals really speak too many dialects, and meaning is similar to Mandarin, so it's easy to learn.
Honestly, Chongqing dialect is very pleasant. Many people make friends in Chongqing just to learn dialect. Of course, it doesn't matter if you can't meet your friends in Chongqing, because many internet celebrities are now posting short videos in Chongqing dialect, and you will understand by watching and listening too much >.
However, it should be noted that even if you don't want to listen to local dialect after arriving in Chongqing, don't speak it because it will be harder for them to speak Mandarin and you may end up guessing wrong.
Fourth, speak in tongues.
Over time, Chinese has gradually become main language that people speak every day. Even with my family members, I now rarely speak dialects, not because my family members have improved their Chinese.
Fewer and fewer young people can speak dialects. This situation is very bad, because dialect is a traditional culture, and sometimes even a visiting card of city.
So I still hope that young people can learn dialects well. Even if you hate to talk about it or rarely use it in your life, it doesn't matter, it's good to be able to talk.
I really wish that one day in future young people could easily speak their own dialects. It really is worth recording.
5. Learn dialects.
To a certain extent, learning a dialect is like learning a foreign language. It takes time and effort, so once you've made your decision, don't give up and stick to your path. Usually, if you have time, you should listen to what others have to say, and you will naturally speak after accumulation.
The two dialects mentioned above are easy to learn, especially Chongqing dialect. If you speak Mandarin, you can almost speak Chongqing dialect. Everyone Don't set yourself too high when you start learning, otherwise it will be difficult to meet standard, which will eventually affect your confidence.
Message from author:
Dialects are sometimes very interesting, so don't forget about it! Especially today's young people, don't think that if you can't use a dialect in future, you just won't want to learn it. This is tantamount to giving up your city's culture. which is definitely not good. I also hope that current parents will be able to speak more dialects at home, otherwise it will be even more difficult for children to learn. Do you think your own city likes to speak dialects? What dialect do you usually like? I hope to see your answer in comments.