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Is Putonghua Mandarin Chinese or is it standard Mandarin Chinese?

Mandarin is an English concept with no direct equivalent in Chinese. Chinese (living in China) do not use this word or have such a concept. The English word 'Madarin' losely corresponds to a group of ...
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The readings of 栅

For 栅极 (as well as related terms like 光栅 grating), the change of tone from an expected shàn to shān in Mainland Standard Mandarin is easily explained by 看边读边. As a literary, and indeed a technical ...
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