China's only Cantonese-speaking "Tier City" is becoming official and becoming less and less popular.
I have heard many friends say that if they can travel, they should choose Guangdong as their city. The reason for choosing Guangdong is not because it is one of most developed cities in my country, but because they just want to walk around. on streets of Guangdong. Others call: Hello, handsome.
Of course, no one on mainland calls it that because Guangdong is spoken in Cantonese. Actually, we know Cantonese. Because we've been listening to songs and watching movies since childhood. in Cantonese, but what we learn might just be a song or a few words.
Are you saying that Cantonese is spoken throughout Guangdong? Of course not, because we know that Shenzhen is actually similar to Shijiazhuang in Hebei. They come from all over world. , and proportion of local residents can be relatively small, so everyone still mostly speaks Mandarin to facilitate communication.
But, for example, in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, Cantonese can be heard everywhere, including even voice broadcasts in subway stations, which are all in Cantonese, but Guangzhou has also faced some problems in recent years.
1. Cantonese is shrinking
Everyone thinks people in south are smarter. Although we care about these things, we really want to participate, so more and more people who want to make money are packing their bags and rushing to Guangzhou. distance.
With development of modern transportation, number of people flocking to Guangzhou from all over country has also increased.
This means that number of Cantonese speakers in Guangzhou is gradually declining, which is mainly reflected in two aspects. Firstly, in some new urban areas of Guangzhou most of residents here are foreigners, mandarin, which can be seen everywhere here.
In old urban areas of Guangzhou they see what people are ordering. If you speak Cantonese, I will answer you in Cantonese. If you speak Mandarin, I will answer you in Mandarin.
Second, is disappearance of Cantonese a good thing
Although everyone can understand Mandarin, which makes communication much easier, but with gradual loss of Cantonese, everyone has to think about question, is it good or not?< /p>
The loss of a language dialect means that local local culture is slowly dying out. Although she is approaching modernization, her native things are becoming weaker and weaker. Some people say that Cantonese should be popularized so that previous culture can be preserved. However, some people say that we can make Mandarin and Cantonese coexist because culture is inclusive.
3. Will Cantonese affect local economic development?
As we mentioned earlier, more and more migrants are heading to parts of Guangdong, but there are both highly educated and uneducated people among them, according to some farmers who went to work in Guangdong. Guangdong, these intermediaries all speak Cantonese.
This behavior caused great difficulties in their communication. There is a saying that if you want to find a similar job in Guangdong, you need to learn a couple of sentences in Cantonese, otherwise I will be deceived by intermediary, and I do not know what is going on. So there are also some people who gave up going to Guangdong to develop because of dialect.
Fourth, traditional culture cannot be lost
Despite fact that Cantonese was not specifically studied as a language or became main language of instruction, Cantonese is ultimately native language of large cities like Guangdong. We all say that traditional culture cannot be lost. Based on this, we must make some reservations about Cantonese.
Otherwise, with development of time, this language will definitely be slowly discarded, which is not really conducive to inheriting our Guangdong culture. If everyone speaks Mandarin, what is so special about it? Exists? If there are exactly same people all over world, then whole world will not have fun, so traditional culture cannot be lost.
Actually, as we mentioned earlier, reason many people want to go to Guangdong now is to listen to a sentence in Cantonese. It has its own characteristics, and it has something that other cities and provinces do not have. Then this is an advantage for them, so in future development we must make necessary reservations for some dialects.
Everything has two sides. We should make a decision after a detailed analysis, and not just make a decision based on some particular aspect.
I hope that in future, when you go to Guangzhou or Shenzhen, people will call you cute girl or cute boy when you walk down street. I also hope that you will always have famous Cantonese songs in your mobile phone, because I must say that sea and sky are really beautiful. What do you think about serious loss of Cantonese? Do you want Cantonese to be preserved and developed in future?