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What Chinese dialect do you speak?

Discussion in 'Chinese Chat' started by Yong-Shi, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Yong-Shi

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    As I was browsing through the threads, I notice there seem to be a lot of Cantonese speakers in this forum, a lot of people whose origins are from Hong Kong (including myself as well). But I'm wondering, are there others in this forum who speak Mandarin or any other dialects like Taishanese? And if you speak more than one dialect, which ones? I speak Cantonese and I can speak a little of Mandarin too.

    Oh, and here's an additional question too. What part of China are you from? And if you were born overseas (as I think mostly everyone who goes to this forum is), where were your parents/grandparents from? My grandparents are from the Canton Province in China; then they moved to HK and my parents were born there. When my parents were in their preteens, they moved with their parents to the U.S. and that's where I was born! -cool
     
  2. cheungpwnz

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    I can only speak Cantonese and Mandarin and i understand hakka! My parents are both from Hong Kong, Tai po.
     
  3. dim8sum

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    I speak cantonese, parents speak hakka if they are over in china with family
     
  4. ProjectD

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    well i speak two, cantonese and something if any heard of it chui chow
     
  5. Yong-Shi

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    Oh geez...I didn't notice there was already a similar thread like this...whoops! sorry...
     
  6. sean222

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    canto only...oh wellll i should know 3-4 other ones but i was nvr taught it....
     
  7. lovelyxhelen

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    i speak cantonese and taishanese.
     
  8. zero_c

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    I speak Cantonese, Taishanese and Mandarin
     
  9. mel0n

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    i speak cantonese, never heard of taishanese before. where is that dialect from?
     
  10. Yong-Shi

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    Taishanese (台山話) is a dialect of Taishan located in the Guangdong province of China. (in Cantonese, it's sounds like "Toisan")
     
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    i speak cantonese and understand another asian language (vietnamese........like half of the conversation)
     
  12. dragonside

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    i speak cantonese, ahahah i fhaven't spoken chiu chau in such a long time, but i can understand when it's spoken to me.
    lol
     
  13. Nurika

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    I speak cantonese, I wish I knew how to speak mandarin though...D:
     
  14. hkm91450

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    I speak Cantonese, okay Mandarin, and can "hear/recognize" Hokkien (福建話).. XD
     
  15. Petster

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    I speak cantonese erf i want to learn more languages !!
     
  16. aldy78

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    I speak hakka:)
     
  17. brown_bear

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    i speak canto....rents speak canto to me....but in hak-ka...to grand parents and a few friends....
     
  18. KaY_xD

    KaY_xD 但願人長久,千里共嬋娟

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    i speak fluently in cantonese and mandarin, i dont knw how to speak hakka but kinda understand it lol.
     
  19. asiangang

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    i was born in Vancouver...and i know how to speak cantonese and a little tiny bit of mandarin...my mom is from Shanghai and my did is from HK..XD
     
  20. pirvee

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    euhm....canto....born in hk...grandparents from hk, but emigrated somehow to china(just across the border=P)...thus parents are from china...but emigrated to hk....and finally to holland
     

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