China is the largest third largest country in the world, and Mandarin language, China’s main and official language, is spoken by a total of an estimated one-fifth of the world population. Many dialects are spoken regionally in China, but Mandarin is, by far, the most common among them, with a total of 850 million people across China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Mongolia, Thailand, Brunei, and the Philippines.
The etymology of the word ‘Mandarin’ in English has carried over from Portuguese Mandara, from Malay Menteri, and from Sanskrit Mantra, meaning “the minister or counselor”, originally signifying an official of the Ming and Qing empires. In everyday English, ‘Mandarin’ refers to Standard Chinese, which is often called simply “Chinese”, based on the particular Mandarin dialect used administratively and dialectically in the capital, Beijing.
Experts at Homework Help UK can assist in your studies of the anthropological and historical linguistics of Mandarin, and help apply the research over a number of disciplines, including the study of second-language acquisition, language development, and cognitive linguistics as they are applied in practice. Mandarin uses a writing system of characters which are signs carried over from ancient Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, including the form of Far Eastern calligraphy.
Standard Chinese has about 100,000 characters, although in everyday use a form of Simplified Chinese of only about a few thousand is common. Mandarin is an official language of the United Nations. Trust the experts at Homework Help UK, get a quote now.