Putonghua

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Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 普通話普通话 (pǔtōnghuà) (literally common speech).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpuːtɔːŋˈhwɑː/

Proper noun[edit]

Putonghua

  1. Standard Mandarin, the official language of the People's Republic of China; the common national speech of the Han nationality using Beijing pronunciation as the standard pronunciation, Beijing speech as the basic dialect, and the model writing of the modern vernacular prose as the norm for grammar.

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