Chinese Language Day in China
Chinese Language Day in China is held on April 20. This event in the second decade of the month April is annual. Help us
Chinese or Mandarin is one of the most ancient languages still in use today.
While the Internet has sealed the place of English as the most used (second) language, Chinese (Mandarin) still holds the top position as the most used mother tongue. In 2010, the number of Chinese native speakers totaled 955 million people. Just think of how many more people you'd be able to talk to after learning some Chinese! It's Considered One of the Hardest Languages to Learn. There are over 50,000 distinct Chinese characters.
Mandarin is the the most widely spoken form of Chinese language. “Mandarin” comes from the Portuguese word mandarim. Mandarim is derived from the Malay word menteri, which originates from the Sanskrit word mantrin, meaning minister.
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