The only Cantonese-speaking "Tier 1 city" in China is now becoming official, how long will it last?
China has a long history, with many provinces, cities and special administrative regions. The difference between north and south is quite significant, not only in temperature and terrain, but also in customs, eating habits and language, but this is not due to north and south.
This is typical for whole country. Dialects from different places prevent you from getting started. The most common language we speak is Mandarin. Beijing dialect, Dongbei dialect and Tangshan dialect are closest to Beijing dialect. We can also understand dialect of Tianjin First, most difficult thing is that dialects in Jiangxi, Guangxi, Hunan, Guizhou and other places are generally difficult to understand. Today I will explain Cantonese to you.
Cantonese is most widely used and well-known language outside of Mandarin and Northern languages. It is also one of strongest dialects. It is familiar to most people, second only to English in popularity. For difficult reasons, speaking, few people know how to speak, in general, what local old people say is most reliable.
Although I can't speak it, there are quite a few people who understand it, and it won't affect anyone who watches TV, movies, or listens to songs (Cantonese). Do you know where Cantonese is spoken? There must be many people who might think that this is dialect of provinces of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. It will not exist on mainland, and those who can speak it are usually educated. But among Tier 1 cities in China, there is a city where Cantonese is often spoken, and that is Guangzhou.
Guangzhou is located in my country's Guangdong province. Everyone knows abbreviation of Guangdong Province, which means Cantonese, Cantonese. Cantonese is naturally common language of Guangdong City. If you are from other places Come here and can speak Cantonese, it will naturally shorten distance between you and become more cordial.
Cantonese people are used to speaking Cantonese, just like people in our hometown are used to speaking dialects, Mandarin is not very standard, and there is also a problem with their accent, so pronunciation of some words in Mandarin is not standard.
People in Guangzhou have spoken Cantonese for generations, but not all of them because Cantonese is their local dialect and also an important "key" that can distinguish Lingnan culture. But mostly foreigners who work in Guangzhou can speak Mandarin and people here won't embarrass them and also switch to Mandarin to communicate with them.
After all, promotion of Mandarin is extremely wide, and we also speak Mandarin at school, so everyone here can speak it, just like we can speak both our hometown and Mandarin dialect. So you don't have to worry about not being able to understand people here when you come here for tourism or work.
Guangdong was not as developed as it is now, in early years of last century. Since advent of Guangdong, countless people from mainland have come here to work and start businesses. Gradually, economy here became better and better. , and people's lives have become better. It's better to come here, so many people living here from mainland, and they start their own business one by one, so language in Guangzhou is very convenient, and most of them speak Mandarin.
As a Tier 1 city, Guangzhou has excelled in every aspect. When you come to metro station here, you will be in complete shock. Broadcasting here will be carried out in three languages: Chinese, Cantonese and English. Does it surprise you that this city also warms people from other places.
But such a mixed language, here people will not speak Cantonese, but Mandarin? Some people have different opinions on this: One group of people think that Cantonese will be more inclined towards Mandarin. After all, people come here from all over country, and it is impossible to communicate with everyone in a dialect, so they all speak Mandarin.
In addition, local Cantonese speakers tend to be concentrated in older urban areas, and their distribution is uneven. Also, without persistence of older generation, they will gradually lean towards Mandarin. communication between people. The way people communicate is just like our names, no matter what you change to, you are still you, your soul still exists, nothing has changed except name, so harmonious coexistence of two is also a choice ;
Another group of people believe that Cantonese, like Cantonese, cannot be discarded. It is not only a local language, but also a local culture that needs to be inherited and developed. If Cantonese is slowly disappearing, and culture here will also disappear, so they don't want Cantonese to be slowly buried like this.
It's not just Cantonese actually, dialects in various parts of our country are slowly being lost, our youth can now return to their hometowns to work, and they speak Mandarin when they go to other places, so our descendants too most,
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And different dialects in every place are also synonymous with our China and cultural heritage of our country. We can also organize online learning of local dialects. Through singing, playing, etc., people can learn by ear. Interested friends can try. After all, Cantonese songs are very popular now.
It is an objective existence that dialects are difficult to develop. If we want to change this situation, we must work hard and find a way. I hope only city that speaks Cantonese does not disappear.