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What is the difference between Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese?

Are they the same? If not, what differences are there between Mandarin and Cantonese (both written and spoken)? Thanks for your help in advance!
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  • Created: 16:00, 31 December 1969

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jtygen

Cantonese is a dialect. It is used throughout the Guangdong region and Hong Kong. It is very different from Mandarin; a person speaking Mandarin would not understand a word of Cantonese. Also, Cantonese is written in Traditional Chinese characters, whereas Mandarin is written in Simplified characters.

20:29, 1 August 2011

mafabielex

mandarin is 普通话 putonghua cantonese is 粤语 yueyu

04:48, 1 August 2011

mafabielex

mandarin is 普通话 putonghua cantonese is 粤语 yueyu

04:48, 1 August 2011

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