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  • Reg

    Great breakdown - very easy to get Chinese and Mandarin mixed up. Chinese is truly unique given it's history and seemingly infinite number of dialects!

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    • Max Hobbs

      Glad to hear you liked it Reg!

      LTL

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  • Stefan

    Good points, never quite understood the differences before.

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    • Max Hobbs

      Thanks for your comment Stefan

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  • Robin

    There are some mistakes in the examples of Shanghainese phrases. 现在(yi dzeh)I love you➡️吾欢喜侬(ngu hoe xi nong). We don’t say 侬好吗 and we say 侬哪恁介(nong na nen ga)instead. We say 早上向好(Dzau zang xiang hau)instead of 早安. Btw 安 is pronounced as something like “oe” in Shanghainese, not “a”. We don’t have such a thing as “good night” in Shanghainese. We say 吾弗明白(ngu veq ming baq)instead of 我不懂

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    • Max Hobbs

      Thanks for your comment Robin. Dialects are interesting, there are variations upon variations.

      Our article was prepared by Shanghainese teachers so we'll consult with them and change accordingly.

      Thanks for commenting :)

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