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ID: 1940 Elementary
China is an amazing land with a rich and diverse culture. That cultural landscape includes a multitude of regional variations, and one of the ones that most directly affects you as a student of Chinese is that of dialects. Expect to hear various "versions" of Chinese, but don't be too shy to ask people to speak Mandarin if you need to.
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zài currently
shuō to say
可能 kěnéng maybe
方言 fāngyán dialect
tāmen zài shuō shénme ?
What are they saying?
kěnéng shì fāngyán 。
It might be a local dialect.
wǒ tīngbudǒng 。
I don't understand it.
wǒ yě tīngbudǒng 。
I can't understand it, either.
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