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Beijing & Shanghai Difference

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ID: 4623 Upper Intermediate
Two of the most popular cities in China have many similarities and differences, and today we are talking about them!
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方言 Fāngyán dialect
柔美 róuměi gentle and beautiful
婉转 wǎnzhuǎn (voice, music) suave; mellow; (speech) indirect
轻声细语 qīngshēngxìyǔ to speak softly
Zhōngguó nánfāng de Fāngyán tīng qǐlai róuměi ,wǎnzhuǎn ,qīngshēngxìyǔ de ,jiù hěn xiàng Shànghǎi rén de xìnggé a !
The dialect of the Southern China sounds soft, gentle, and whispery. It's just like the characteristics of Shanghaier..
Běijīng shì cǎogēn wénhuà ,gèng yǒu běntǔ de wèir5 。
Beijing has a grassroot culture and it's more local.
Shànghǎi yǒu chuántǒng de lòngtáng hé shíkùmén ,zhèshì yīgē fēicháng diǎnxíng de ZhōngXīhébì de lìzi 。
Shanghai also has its traditional alleyways and shikumen, which is a classic combination of East and West.
Běipiāo zú lái dàchéngshì shēnghuó yě búshi wèile zhuīqiú qièyì ,érshì wèile zhuīqiú mèngxiǎng hé gènghǎo de shēnghuó 。
Beijing drifters living in the big cities is not about being pleasant but pursuing dreams and a better life.
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