普通話

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Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

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Noun[edit]

普通話

  1. Standard Mandarin Chinese, Putonghua, standard Chinese
    • 普通話 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Nǐ huì shuō pǔtōnghuà ma? [Pinyin]
      Can you speak Mandarin?
  2. northern Chinese (group of Northern and South-Western Chinese mutually intelligible dialects including Putonghua)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
つう
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 普通話 / 普通話 (Pǔtōnghuà, common speech).

Proper noun[edit]

普通話 (hiragana ふつうわ, romaji Futsūwa)

  1. The Mandarin Chinese language.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • This official term is a borrowing from Mandarin, but is not often used in speech as it sounds like 普通は (futsū wa, normally, usually). Consequently, 北京語 (Pekingo) is more commonly used instead, which also has the meaning of "Beijing language/dialect".

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

普通話 (botonghwa) (hangeul 보통화)

  1. Hanja form? of 보통화, “Mandarin, Putonghua”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

普通話

  1. Hán tự form of phổ thông thoại, "Mandarin, Putonghua"