普通話

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Chinese[edit]

 
dialect; language; spoken words; speech; talk; words; conversation; what someone said
trad. (普通話) 普通
simp. (普通话) 普通

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Noun[edit]

普通話

  1. common language
  2. Standard Mandarin Chinese, Putonghua, standard Chinese
    普通話 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Nǐ huì shuō Pǔtōnghuà ma? [Pinyin]
    Can you speak Mandarin?

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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 (pǔtōnghuà, common speech).

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"