Got It | The Chinese Dialects
Mandarin Chinese is difficult for foreign friends. But compared with various local dialects of China, mandarin Chinese is simply a piece of cake. Even we Chinese are scared by difficult local Chinese dialects. In today's Chinese tutorial, HC will talk about how "little elder sister" is called in different local Chinese dialects.
Sichuan dialect is also known as Bashu dialect. It is mainly used in Sichuan Province, Chongqing Municipality and southern Shanxi Province. It has only dental, and does not have blade-palatal, and its vowels are with a suffixation of a nonsyllabic "r". It also has a vast variety of adjectives.
It is also known as Cantonese or vernacular.It is mainly used in Hong Kong, Macao, Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan, etc. Its characteristic is that it has complete nine tones and six intonations. "Nei gang mie ye?" (What are you talking about?)
It is mainly the dialect of Xining and Hehuang.Its characteristics are sonorous pronunciation and pun. Qinghai locals are also good at using words with the same pronunciation to express humor.
It is mainly used in large parts of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning. It is similar to mandarin Chinese.The difference is there are more rhotic accents, inflexions and modified tones. There is aprevalent saying which goes like this: Northeastern dialect is easier to pick up than cold.
Now, you will not be scared by the "little elder sister" which is said everywhere. Try these dialects that HC taught you. Just tell HC the Chinese words you would like to learn.