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Chinese language and culture is unique to the mainland Asia. The language is a part of the Sino-Tibetan family of language that has 12 different regional variations, while the culture is represented by the 58 ethnic groups spread across China.
There were once two Chinatowns, Argyle/Broadway and the Cermak St Chinatown. Which was first? I don't remember but I do remember the story of this all was very interesting. One can learn alot about Chicago from listening to WBEZ radio.   The Chinese settlement was on Clark Street between Van …
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Xuan Tong's Successor Emperor XuanTong's name is Puyi. Puyi was enthroned at the age of three in 1908 by West Empress Dowager, Cixi, who was the actual ruler of China at that time. XuanTong was the reign name. He was forced to give up the throne by Yuan Shikai, a general and careerist, after Xinh…
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The Japanese tend to be more of a collective culture than the Chinese. The Japanese tend to strive to do the best and be the best. While both cultures have strict rules for etiquette and respect, the Japanese tend to be more consistent with the practice. In recent years, the relation between two co…
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china became more of a unified country because they are not in a bad economic situation, and they can now have more than one children per family.
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Painting trees The white "stuff" they paint on the bottom of the tree is an insecticide. It keeps ants and other destructive bugs from burroughing into the bark and causing damage to the tree.
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1)Beijing 2)Shanghai 3)Chongqing City 4)Changsha 5)Tianjin 6)Hong Kong There is more but this is all i can find.
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In Chinese Mandarin, the most common greeting is '你好' [nǐ hǎo]. To be more courteous, say '您好' [nín hǎo] instead, especially when showing repect for elders. In addition, '喂' [wéi] is used to greet people on the phone.
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they wear mandars, dresses, ponchos, mandarin, gongfu, long robes, and brocade shoes.
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China is an ancient country, with thousands of years of history which lay a rich basis for the lives of its inhabitants today. While some of the ancient Chinese myths and cultural traditions have been forgotten or are no longer observed, many of them are still remembered and incorporated into everyd…
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Everyday things Chopsticks, squat toilets, Yuan ( RMB or Chinese currency ) some common things just like the things you use in your country.
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Making Chinese Crafts Try going to the library and finding a book of international crafts. There might be some Chinese things in it. *You could also do a "Chinese Crafts" search on the Internet. It should have some things you could use. Another search you might try is "making Chinese crafts." M…
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Answer Mao Zedong .
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The Chinese writing system is pictorial. That means that the characters actually started off as pictures and then evolved to the characters of today. Although many of the pictures are unrecognizable, you can still see the roots in some characters. Take for instance the radical for water in Chinese …
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King's China Buffet in the Massillon Market Place and one that is by Save-a-Lot.....I'm not sure of the name.
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Japanese tend to wear very wierd and out there clothes that are border line Halloween costumes, whereas the Chinese look is more subtle and main stream. Chinese like to wear stuff from Versace, Gucci, Armani. ^*ahem*...WRONG The Japanese as a culture do not wear "Halloween Costumes" you are referr…
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Rebecca Webster is a girl from Elkton KY
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In China, people wear black or white on funerals, so it used to be unacceptable to wear white on wedding. However, things have changed a lot, white wedding dress is often wear by the bride, also there is normally a red dress which the bride may have a change. From ancient times, Chinese people rega…
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Not really, but is generally considered taboo if you wear white on certain occasions. White in Chinese culture is a "sad" or a "mourning" color, almost equivalent to the color black in Western culture (i.e. the color you wear at a funeral) whereas the color red in Chinese culture is auspicious and i…
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The Chinese came to America because they felt they lacked opportunity in China, and they also came to the Americas to acquire vast knowledge about scientific achievements in the Americas. Another main reason is they felt that they had more opportunities in the Americas. They also came because of th…
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The official language for China (the PRC) is Mandarin Chinese.
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it affected the religious traditions of taoism and Confucianism
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Mandarin or Cantonese? Mandarin is more classic, and Cantonese is more commercial. In Mandarin, "wǒ ài nǐ" means "I love you", though that may not be what you want to say, but I don't know how to break it up without taking a risk of messing something up, as I am a Spanish guy not a Mandarin guy. …
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actually a lot of girls theese days have short hair, and i think it looks awesome one of my best freinds as short hair and it looks super cute on her, but back to the question more girls have long hair because that how its always been, back in Victorian times and such...
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In modern times, the same thing you'd find in America. Jeans and a t-shirt, sweats, etc.Though, there are also regional differences of course. You wouldn't be wearing just a pair of sweats in Harbin as its winters are brutal.In ancient times, you'd have to specify region.
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The oldest written examples of the Chinese language date from the thirteenth century B.C. It existed even earlier as a spoken language.
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玛拉 pinyin:ma3 la1
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Answer: In Chinese, play is 玩(wán). Let's play - 咱们玩儿吧 (zánmen wánr ba). It would depend on the exact meaning of "play" you wish to use, as English uses the same word for many different things. Play: 玩 or 玩儿 (wánr). Play a trick on someone: 捉弄某人 (zhuō nòng mǒu r…
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Answer Most young people in China know a little about it. But elder people know a lot. Most of them think that incident as a upheaval which should be cracked down because the bad effect on the stable development of China. But they also hold some sympathy for the demonstrators, people think some o…
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Both Chinese and Japanese are difficult for English-speakers to comprehend, because each follows a set of rules far removed from the English language. As for which is "easier", it is really a matter of taste.When wondering which language is likely to be more helpful, consider the following: will you…
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Not all, a simplified form of written Chinese is most common Most of Chinese could read it perfectly, but not writing them. No that's why simplified was made and also they got too lazy to write traditional. On reading I don't know because I have friends from china and they are not able to read at …
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Theodore likes to eat humans and people in china
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Each dynasty in China had its own memorable culture. The many facets of color and design that emerged during a dynasty's reign were marvelous and made every aspect of Chinese culture, including their wearing apparel, which were highly acclaimed works of art. The costumes of ancient China were emble…
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About one-fifth of the world's population, or over one billion people, speak some form of Chinese as their native language. The identification of the varieties of Chinese"dialects" instead of "languages" is considered inappropriate by some linguists and Sociologist's.
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All of the first Chinese emperors were small so that made the whole population shorter. Except yao Ming. Hes big
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'Your princess' in Chinese is written as '你的公主'. In pinyin it is written as 'nǐ de gōng zhǔ'.
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It means may the peace be with you
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This question was a bit confusing because I don't know that lungs (the organ) are a symbol of Chinese culture. But now I'm thinking you might mean the Chinese word "long" (which is pronounced much the way "lung" is pronounced in English). "Long" is the Mandarin word for "dragon". The dragon is the …
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China - MandarinKorea - KoreanThailand - ThaiJapan - Japanese
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Natural resources: coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, uranium, hydropower potential (world's largest).
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Answer doris 多利斯 rogelio 罗杰里奥
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90.9% (2006 est.)
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Chinese Water torture, is when a person is locked up to where the victim cannot move. Then cold water is slowly dripped one drop at a time (usually 1 drop every 6-14 seconds). It eventually drives the victim crazy A) (Because they are waiting for the drop each time B) Because they can't use their ha…
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detailed plans for Chinese junks are available from model shops, priced at about £10.00. Once you have the drawings you can adapt them to make your own personalised version. For a first attempt I would recommend working with balsa wood, its cheaper than walnut etc and far easier to work with. Many …
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一九二六, four characters match the number 1, 9, 2, 6, respectively. Pronounced like " ee, joe, Arr (like a pirate), Leo"
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China, liberal estimate (80.00%) 1,070,019,251 China, conservative estimate (50.00%) 668,762,032
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The first large immigration of Chinese came with the "California Gold Rush" of 1849.
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The dragonfly means a variety of things in Chinese. The dragonfly means power, poise, maturity and a depth of character.
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china people who speak fluent mandarine or cantonese
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Simplified Chinese: 爱Traditional Chinese: 愛Pinyin Symbol: àiIt sounds like the English word 'eye', that is if you say it in Mandarin. In Cantonese, you would pronounce it as 'oi'.
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Absolutely. Religion was 'invented' before world trade probably so it only works for people with the same belief system, once those different religions clash and have differing views on either realworld events or arbritrary books which their whole religion is based on then there is tension. As long …
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Chinese people often name their baby with some wishes .I will give you some infomation about names in China. In Chinese, the surname comes first and then the given name. The full name of a Han Chinese is composed of two parts: the surnames and the given name Surnames A Chinese surname (姓 xìng) …
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The dragon in Chinese culture, unlike in western cultures, is viewed as a good omen, and are naturally affiliated with air and water. It can mean good luck, prosperity or power, depending on the circumstance. It is also used as the symbol of the Chinese emperor before the fall of the Qing dynasty.
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You may say 'ni2hao3'你好, or 'hao3'好."Ni hao ma?" is how are you? Ni hao, is a greeting! what are other greetings in China? [JAPANESE: "Konichi wa" is not Chinese; different Country]
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There are a few explanations of just why 13 has developed the reputation for being unlucky: In Christianity, the Last Supper had thirteen attendants, during which Jesus Christ revealed that one of the guests would betray him. Legend tells that afterward one of the Apostles, Judas Iscariot, did s…
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Miss Maven: "who is for you" Shai Sher Wai Ni.....but this is kinda strange to say in Chinese. It totally depends in which kinda situation you ask ... as an example if you are asking a friend of you : which one do you really like from those 3 girls , so who's for you, mate?" so you can say…
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In different context it has different meaning. What do you mean?誰和我? One meaning: Who's with me? or 誰跟我? Another meaning: Who follows me?Another: 誰是為我? This technically means 'Who is for me' but in different terms this could mean, 'Who does things for me?' or 'Who is for me' &…
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Chinese officials call their country 'The People's Republic of China'. In Chinese this is 'zhong hua ren min gong he guo', but it is usually shortened to 'zhong guo' if you want to say: China- Zhong Gou Chinese (person)- Zhong guo ren
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Answer Chinese couples are officially restricted to one child although it allows exemptions for several cases, including rural couples, ethnic minorities, and parents who are only children themselves. Roughly the policy only applies to 35% of the population.
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翻译fanyi
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Written in pinyin, Szechuan is 'si chuan'. In Chinese characters, it is 四川.
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Mandarin; Reading (Chinese) Writing (Chinese) and Arithmetic. History. and they get teached how to have sex
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你好吗? [nǐ hǎo ma]
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Answer:I don't know in what situations you wanna to use it. So maybe in Chinese it can be said 闲人免进(xian2 ren2 mian3 jin4) or 不得擅自闯入(bu4 de2 shan4 zi4 chuang3 ru4) or 禁止通行(jin4 zhi3 tong1 xing2).闲人免进 usually used in front of an office room不得擅自闯入 usuall…
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"Immortal" is "chang sheng bu lao." "Chang shen" is "long-living" and "bu lao" is "not old," or "never (get) old" in this context. Note that 神仙 (shen xian) is the term for the Chinese gods/goddesses/other mythical persons. While they are chang sheng bu lao (长生不老), the term shen xian does…
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with your tongue ;p
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If you mean what symbols make up the Chinese language then, The Chinese language consists of several thousand characters, each adapted from pictoraphs or a combination of pictographs to create a meaning. This means that there are thousands of different "symbols" that make up the Chinese language, al…
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Answer Its coming out sometimes this month
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The same reason any people or person is smart; they have the will and drive to learn, gain, and retain knowledge.
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Answer I think the earliest form is poem, because The Book of Songs is the earliest poetry anthology and the earliest literature.
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Chinese take out isn't actually Chinese take out. Chinese take out is and was made in America and other countries, but it is not actually Chinese food. they just made up foods they thought was Chinese and called it 'Chinese food'. i know this b/c I'm Chinese and i eat "real" Chinese food everyday. b…
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To say hi in hmong you have to nyaw zoog which is really spelled nyob zoo. HI SJKAJDI9WO
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The Chinese ideograph for "Dragon" is "龍" in traditional Chinese and "龙" in simplified Chinese. Both are pronounced "long" with a rising tone (2).
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There are many Chinese languages, some of them as different from each other as English is from Spanish, or more so. The Ethnologue database lists 13 of them, with a total speaking population of about 1.2 billion.  The official language of China, Mandarin Chinese, has around 840 million speakers…
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Of course, Chinese. China's increasingly powerful stature and more business opportunities relating to the Chinese language means it has become one of the world's most important business tools. It is critical to the success of business negotiations. But on the other hand, this is based on the assump…
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they wear long dresses that cover the ankles
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Yes some cultures do have unlucky numbers. French is 9 America,England,Australia and some more is 13 Russia is 6 German is 4 China is 8 New Zealand is 3 I'm pretty sure theres more but i dont know them Actually the number 8 in China is considered to be lucky, due to the sound is similar to w…
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"你好" , pinyin [nǐ hǎo].
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Answers: say 'mei mei' (sounds like 'may may')to your younger sister say 'jie jie' to your elder sister 你好, 妹妹. <--- younger sister. "Ni hao, mei mei." 姐姐, 你好. <--- older sister. "Jie Jie, ni hao."
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Strenght 力量 images: http://www.words-chinese.com/chinese-characters-image/?fc=000000&bgc=F9F9F9&ft=31&fs=30&imgstr=%E5%8A%9B%E9%87%8F
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Traditionally speaking, dragons are protectors and they usually are meant to symbolize this especially if the tattoo in question is Asian in nature. This is not always the meaning behind the tattoo, and it could very well be that the person with the tattoo simply likes dragons. It's relative to the …
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Writing in characters and sacrificing animals.
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Study Chinese because it will greatly help when you are traveling to and within China. If you are able to easily and efficiently get around on your own because you know the language, then you will have a much more enjoyable and less confusing travel experience. The important thing of learning Chines…
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torture and barbaric
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Answers This game is not Chinese checkers. This game is Chinese Chess. It is somewhat the same as International Chess. This site will show you what the pieces are and how to move them. Chinese Chess is not too hard to learn, but it is sooo much fun to play!! i love you call me lol :)
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Godmothers and godfathers are not restricted to Catholicism. The practice of appointing godparents took place in China for years, under a different understanding, and today Chinese children who are fortunate enough to have a godmother will still call her Kai-Maa. The title comes from the word 'adopt…
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here's how i say thank you in chineseShehSheh
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English is the hardest language to learn. :D
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You can't (even legitimate manufacturers and companies rely on Chinese factories to produce their products - like computers and shoes), but you can do research on what products are faulty and not up to par.
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Probably not many, French & Spanish are easier to learn, and are smoother to the American ear.
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If you wanted to say it in Chinese, it is quite simple. 'Mrs' is tai tai, and it would come AFTER the name. So Mrs Herman would be Herman tai tai. Tai rhymes with eye and sky.
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People choose different religions because they feel different others and might want to believe in another religion than someone else.
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IInfluences of Chinese in the Philippines"1. foods like siopao, siomai, pancit, hopia2. strong family ties3. chinawaresInfluences of Arabs in the Philippines:1. Islam2. Sultan government3. Arabic language4. Arabic writing system5. Words like apo, sulat, alamat at salamat, came from the Arabic words …
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What I would say is they brought their food to our world.
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The crane is the most popular bird in Chinese history and is a symbol of longevity and auspiciousness. In ancient China the crane was regarded as having a long life span and one Chinese legend says that a immortal rode a crane to heaven. The crane also represents a lasting soaring spirit, health, an…
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Chinese people often speak different dialects of Chinese. Some are Mandarin, Hakka, Cantonese, and Huananese. They also speak English, Tibetan (Tibet is arguably part of China) and Mongolian (Inner Mongolia is also arguably part of China.) These two "states" have been trying to separate since Mao Ts…
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Some people don't think the xia dynasty is real, although most people have some evidence that it did exist. Exsept for legends, we know little about this part of history in china. Many people don't know about this mysterious dynasty, exspesally 9 year olds like me.
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Mandarin, or standard Chinese, is the main language spoken in China
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