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- The Mandarin Chinese language.
- 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".
普通話 (traditional, Pinyin 普通话), simplified
- Standard Mandarin Chinese
- (chiefly China and Hong Kong) Mandarin Chinese