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Chinese language

Chinese (; or ) is a group of related, but in many cases mutually unintelligible, language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Chinese is spoken by the Han majority and many minority ethnic groups in China. About 1.2 billion people (around 16% of the world's population) speak some form of Chinese as their first language.

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I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. wǒ jǐn xuān shì xiào zhōng měi lì jiān hé zhòng guó guó qí, 我 谨 宣 誓 效 忠 美 利 坚 合 众 国 国 旗, jí xiào zhōng suǒ dài biǎo zhī gòng hé guó , 及 效 忠 所 代 表 之 共 和 国, shàng dì zhī xià , 上 帝 之 下, wèi kě fèn liè zhī guó dù , 未 可 分 裂 之 国 度, zì yóu píng děng quán mín jiē xiǎng 。 自 由 平 等 全 民 皆 享。

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List of electronic and print resources for learning Mandarin Chinese!

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Preparing to study abroad in China? Don't know much Chinese? Make the most out of your time in China by learning some Chinese before you go! Hopefully this video will help you learn some of the most basic phrases you'll need to get by in the beginning. Please excuse my awkward video making skills, and let the learning begin!

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