MandarinMorning ChineseSchool
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About us
Shanghainese or Mandarin?
You know Chinese isn’t just a single language, right?
If you know any Chinese at all, you probably know “Ni hao” means “Hello.”
What you may not know is that this is only true for Mandarin and other northern variations of Chinese.
For those who speak Shanghainese or Cantonese the story is a little different. In other variations, especially southern ones, the same characters “你好” are pronounced quite differently. In Shanghainese for example it’s pronounced “nóng ho”.
These variations are often referred to as 方言 (fāngyán) or “local languages”.
Do People Speak Shanghainese or Mandarin in Shanghai?
People speak both!
As a rule, people can speak Mandarin in Shanghai and every other city in China. Mandarin is the “lingua franca” of modern Chinese society.
That doesn’t mean that local languages aren’t important however. Many people speak their local language at home and with neighbours while speaking Mandarin when traveling to other cities, communicating with customers nationwide, or when speaking with out-of-town visitors in their own city.
As a general rule, young people in Shanghai speak very standard Mandarin. This means the Shanghai language will vary depending on the situation you find yourself in.
Do I Need to Learn Shanghainese to Live in Shanghai?
Absolutely not!
Shanghai’s population has exploded; it is estimated that less than 20% of Shanghai’s population is “Old Shanghainese” as opposed to the “New Shanghainese” that more recently arrived in the city from surrounding provinces. This means that the common language among those of us living in Shanghai is Mandarin.
The newest generations of Shanghainese grew up speaking Mandarin since at least kindergarten and many of their parents even spoke Mandarin with their child at home.
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More than 10 years teaching experience

Master Degree

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# About us #

Founded in 2007

Chinese test and training center

200+ Chinese teachers

5000+ students

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Phone number:021-52287809,13918358891
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Mandarin Morning

Chinese test center attached to Confucius institute headquarters

Authorized Test Center and Training Center for International Chinese Language Teacher Certificater

10 years+ ,200 teachers ,more 10000 students,200+companies