Word of the Day – Mandarin

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Do you know the definition for the new Word of the Day which is “Mandarin?”

Pronounced:  [man-der-rən]

Standard Chinese, often called Mandarin, is the most often spoken language in China. Over 70 percent of people in China speak Mandarin.

Other fun facts about Mandarin:

  • It is the official Chinese language in China
  • It is the official Chinese language in Taiwan
  • Most Mandarin varieties have four tones
  • The Mandarin language has almost a billion speakers
  • There is an estimated 100,000 Chinese characters
  • How you say a word can change its meaning
  • 官話

So, Homeschoolers: sketch an illustration and describe Mandarin. What type of language did the Bamboo Cutter speak?

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