Chinese or Mandarin Language?
So many questions, if Chinese or Mandarin is the official language in China? Let’s find out.
Although the most widely heard foreign language in everyday life is English, it still ranks second in popularity after Chinese.
People sometimes use the term “Chinese” as if it were a single language, but in fact, it is divided into several related groups, with Mandarin being the most widely used. It is the official language of the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan) as well as one of the 4 official languages of Singapore. Mandarin speakers reach 1.1 billion.
A Bit of History
Mandarin was not accepted as a national official language until 1932, until then, it was spoken in various languages and dialects. At the beginning of the 20th century, most people in China agreed on the need for a common language in the country in order to facilitate communication and combat the country’s widespread illiteracy.
The People’s Republic of China established after 1949 and continued to use Mandarin. As a result, in 1982, the People’s Republic of China amended its constitution to make Mandarin the official language.
In conclusion, in 1932, when Mandarin was officially recognized as the official, the main goal during the century was to ensure that all Chinese were able to speak the correct Mandarin language. Nowadays, more than 70% of Chinese are fluent in this language.
Chinese Translator’s Services
For example, the Littera Translation Agency offers written translations, Chinese interpreting and Chinese guide services.
In addition, Chinese translation services are slowly gaining popularity in our translation agency thanks to the growth of Chinese tourists.
Our most commonly used Chinese translations:
Latvian – Chinese
Russian – Chinese
English – Chinese
Spanish – Chinese
Norwegian – Chinese
Swedish – Chinese
Polish – Chinese
German – Chinese