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  Beijing dialect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beijing dialect (Simplified Chinese: 北京话; Traditional Chinese: 北京話; pinyin: Běijīnghuà) is the dialect of Mandarin spoken in the urban area of Beijing, China.
The Beijing dialect is the basis of Standard Mandarin, the standard official Chinese spoken language that is used by the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China on Taiwan, and Singapore.
Beijing dialect has a lot of words that are considered slangy, and therefore occur much less or not at all in Standard Mandarin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beijing_dialect   (986 words)

 Beijing - MSN Encarta
Beijing, the second largest city in China after Shanghai, is the cultural, political, and intellectual center of the country, as well as a major industrial and commercial metropolis.
Beijing’s international airport, located 26 km (15 mi) northeast of the city, has extensive domestic service to most of the larger cities in China and is also served by several international carriers with direct service to North America, Europe, and other parts of Asia.
The estimated population of Beijing municipality in 1988 was 9,879,700.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761559256/Beijing.html   (1312 words)

 Beijing - MSN Encarta
Beijing is one of China's centres of transport and trade.
Beijing is the hub of a national network of trunk roads.
Beijing's international airport has an extensive domestic service to most of the larger cities in China and is also served by a number of international carriers with direct services to North America and Europe as well as East, South-East, and South-West Asia.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761559256/Beijing.html   (2063 words)

 Tianjin dialect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tianjin dialect (Chinese: 天津话; pinyin: Tiānjīnhuà) is a Mandarin dialect spoken in the urban area of Tianjin, China.
Tianjin dialect is classified under Ji Lu Mandarin, a subdivision of Mandarin also spoken in the provinces of Hebei and Shandong.
Despite being very close to Beijing, Tianjin dialect sounds very different from Beijing dialect, which is the basis for Standard Mandarin, the standard Chinese spoken language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tianjin_dialect   (448 words)

 Beijing travel guide
Beijing has come a long way from the dusty communist capital of the seventies and eighties to a modern city with the usual high rising buildings and shopping malls.
Beijing has a very orderly design, which long, straight boulevards and avenues are crisscrossed by a network of lanes.
In Beijing, the permanent residents are from all of the different ethnic groups such as Mongolian, Manchurian, Korean, etc. found in China with the Han's comprising over 95% of the population.
www.world66.com /asia/northeastasia/china/beijing   (650 words)

 Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin is based on Beijing dialect in that the "standard" pronunciation and grammar are supposed to be the same as Beijing dialect.
Although Mandarin is considered the standard and elite dialect, speaking Mandarin without the local accent or speaking Mandarin instead of the local dialect can mark a person as being an outsider which can be a disadvantage in many social situations.
Although the use of Mandarin is encouraged as a common working language of communication, the PRC has attempted to be sensitive to the status of local dialect and has also attempted not to portray local dialect as inferior or to discourage its use.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ma/Mandarin_Chinese.html   (1235 words)

 introduction of Beijing
Beijing, also known as Peking, is the capital and the second largest city of China.
Beijing's permanent residents are representative of all the different ethnic groups found in China, with the Han's comprising over 96% of the population.
Mandarin Chinese is the language spoken in Beijing, with Beijing's dialect being the standard form of Mandarin.
www.mybeijingchina.com /travel-guide/index.htm   (120 words)

 Beautiful Beijing
Beijing municipality (equivalent to a province in China's administrative structure) has a total area of 17,000 sq km (about 6,500 sq miles), stretching 160 kilometres from east to west and over 180 kilometres from north to south.
Beijing Municipality borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south and, for a small section, in the east, and Tianjin Municipality to the southeast.
Beijing is recognized as the political, educational and cultural center of the PRC, while Shanghai and Hong Kong predominate in the economic field.
www.kinabaloo.com /bj6.html   (1315 words)

 Beijing Guide, China : Your Travel Guide to Beijing (250 pages & 1,500 photos)
Beijing is a fascinating urban destination for tourists keen to immerse themselves in China's long and colourful history and culture - and its unique, vibrant take on city living, 21st century style.
Beijing is widely recognized as the political, educational and cultural center of China, whereas Shanghai and Hong Kong predominate in the economic field.
Beijing is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways entering and leaving it in all directions.
www.kinabaloo.com /beijing.html   (1954 words)

 : . Beijing, Long March www.elomnibus.com . :
Beijing is one of the 4 municipalities of the PRC, cities whose status is equivalent to that of a province, and thus are administered directly by the central government.
The Beijing dialect of Northern Mandarin is the basis of the "common language" or putonghua that is used throughout China.
Much of Beijing Opera is carried out in an archaic stage dialect quite different from modern Standard Mandarin and from the Beijing dialect; this makes the dialogue somewhat hard to understand, and the problem is compounded if one is not familiar with Chinese, although modern theaters often have electronic titles in Chinese and English.
www.elomnibus.com /press_beijing_32_277.html   (1681 words)

 LINGUIST List 7.1200: Guanhua   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Beijing being the capital, its local speech presumably had some kind of prestige -- the prestige conflicted with the prestige status of the "guanhua" lingua franca.
The remnant of "guanhua" became known as the "literary stratum" of Beijing Mandarin, and the original vernacular as the "colloquial stratum".
Because the original "guanhua" was based on the dialects of northern China, in Chinese dialectology "guanhua" is now used as a cover term for the Mandarin dialects, most of which are located to the north of the country.
linguist.emich.edu /issues/7/7-1200.html   (436 words)

 Talking about “Beijing hua”
At the same time, in the capital city of Beijing there was royal language spoken by the emperor as well as fork dialogues belonging to craftsmen and workers.
After the Ming emperor moved the Beijing and declared it to be the capital city, the northern dialect and the dialect of Mid China mingled naturally as the emperor brought with him a lot of officials and common people from Jiang-huai, the mid east.
Beijing people use "xia1-bai1" (divide in blindness) to describe doing something in vain and "wo1-xin0" (pushing in the heart) refers to discomfort.
courses.washington.edu /chin311/Beijinghua.htm   (987 words)

 Untitled Document
Beijing has become the center for the national rail network and a center for air trainsportation.
Beijing is also the biggest center for science and culture in China.
Preschools and kindergartens in Beijing are run by the government or by the factories where the parents of the children work.
www.mcps.k12.md.us /curriculum/socialstd/geoguide/beijing/ap.html   (353 words)

 Mandarin Information Center - mandarin oriental
However, all of these standard dialects were probably unknown outside the educated elite; even among the elite, pronunciations may have been very different, as the unifying factor of all Chinese dialects, Classical Chinese, was a written standard, not a spoken one.
It seems that during the early part of this period, the standard was based on the Nanjing dialect, but later the Beijing dialect became increasingly influential, despite the mix of officials and commoners speaking various dialects in the capital, Beijing.
But this was deemed too difficult, and in 1924 this attempt was abandoned and the Beijing dialect became the major source of standard national pronunciation, due to the status of that dialect as a prestigious dialect since the Qing Dynasty.
www.scipeeps.com /Sci-Official_Languages_M_-_O/Mandarin.html   (3482 words)

 China Study Abroad: Learn Chinese Mandarin, Teach, Volunteer & More - 7 Cities throughout China
Beijing, literally, "Northern Capital", is the capital city of China and home to more than 14 million people.
Beijing is China’s political, cultural, and financial planning center.
Beijing is a true metropolis with every modern convenience one could hope for.
www.chinastudyabroad.org /beijing.htm   (750 words)

 Beijing - Beijing - Travel to China
Beijing is one of the 4 municipality of Chinamunicipalities of the People's Republic of China, which have a political divisions of Chinaprovincial-level status, and is under the direct control of the central government.
Beijing is one of the largest cities in China, second only to Shanghai as the nation's biggest in terms of population.
There were cities in the vicinities of Beijing by the 1st millennium BC, and the capital of the State of Yan (燕), one of the powers of the Warring States Period, was established at Ji (蓟), near modern Beijing.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Beijing   (4179 words)

 Beijing opera - the passion of an Emperor
Of China's various operatic schools, the most famous is that which developed in her capital city, referred to simply as Beijing opera.
The synthesis of styles is still evident with the clown, female and child roles singing in Beijing dialect and the male and more serious adult roles singing in Hubei and Anhui dialects.
Unlike Western opera, where roles are categorized by voice, this is done in Beijing opera according to the characters' gender, age, social status, rank and disposition.
www.imperialtours.net /beijing_opera.htm   (462 words)

 Beijing Travel Planning Tips: Communication In Beijing
The official language spoken in China is based on Beijing dialect and is called Putonghua or Mandarin.
For example to call Beijing from the United States, first you need to dial 011 (the international access code) and then 86 (the country code for China) and then dial 10 (the city code for Beijing without the initial zero) and last dial the 8-digit number.
To make an international direct dial call from Beijing, dial the international access code "00" plus the country code of the country you are calling, then the area code (if the initial code of the city or area is zero it should be dropped off)and the number.
www.beijingtrip.com /essential/phone.htm   (393 words)

 An Introduction to the Chinese Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Mandarin is the standardized dialect of Chinese and the official language of mainland China and Taiwan.
The seven main dialect groups are Mandarin; Wu (includes Shanghainese); Xiang; Gan; Hakka; Cantonese (or Yue); and Min (which linguists further divide into of 5 to 7 subdivisions on its own, which are all mutually unintelligible).
Standard Mandarin is based on the Beijing dialect, which is the dialect of Mandarin as spoken in Beijing, and the governments intend for speakers of all Chinese speech varieties to use it as a common language of communication.
polaris.gseis.ucla.edu /skozerow/langintro.htm   (467 words)

 Learn Mandarin Chinese Language in Beijing, China
The standard dialect (Mandarin) that all Chinese learn is based on the Beijing dialect.
As the capital of China, Beijing is gaining in prominence as China begins to boom.
Beijing is emerging as one of the new centers of business and trade.
www.1monthchinese.com /Why_Beijing.html   (161 words)

 Pushpa Adhikari, Beijing Opera in search of an audience
They were influenced by Beijing's local dialect and drawing and the artistic styles and expressions of other local operas, particularly singing.
Beijing Opera is a complex form of performing art consisting of music, singing, recitations, dancing, fine art, martial art skills and acrobatics.
Beijing Opera watchers have started believing that modern Beijing Opera is nothing but a mixture of modern opera and drama, incorporating the singing of Beijing Opera.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/55/414.html   (1060 words)

 Beijing -- U.S. Commercial Service China
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, and the country's political and cultural center.
The Chinese language dialect spoken in Beijing, putonghua, serves as the model for the rest of the country to follow, and is the language of instruction taught in schools across the country.
Beijing is the model for a distinctively Chinese development, and is a city that has undergone drastic changes over the past 20 years; an example for the rest of China to emulate.
www.buyusa.gov /china/en/beijing.html   (353 words)

 Beijing Travel Guide, Beijing Tour, Beijing Hotel,City Map,Climate, China Trip Beijing
Beijing, Jing for short, is the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational center as well as China's most important center for international trade and communications.
Add any or all of these to your Beijing tour and you will leave with a feeling of special appreciation in your heart for this ancient city that has truly seen it all and tells its story with matchless grace, charm and vigor.
To be once again in Beijing, swamped in the warming burrs of the Beijing dialect, wandering through crowds of exuberant young Chinese casually exchanging their good moods along Great Qianmen Road, I was uplifted, back in familiar surrounds, my Chinese North.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/beijing.htm   (1205 words)

 Beijing Official Website International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Beijing Opera is a comprehensive performing art that combines music, singing, dialogue, pantomime, acrobatics and martial arts.
The roles in Beijing Opera are divided into four main types according to the sex, age, social status, and profession of the character.
In Beijing Opera facial painting, which is applied to jing roles only, shows the character's age, profession and personality by using different colors.
www.ebeijing.gov.cn /HomeBj/t20040122_101198.htm   (761 words)

It was based on the pronunciation of the Beijing dialect of Mandarin, the grammar of Northern Mandarin, and the vocabulary used in colloquial speech.
There are two official versions of Standard Mandarin: the Beijing government refers to Standard Mandarin spoken on the Mainland as Putonghua, while the Taipei government refers to their official language as Guoyu.
In reality, however, both versions of "school" Mandarin taught in the two countries are often quite different from the Mandarin that is spoken regionally, and both differ from the Beijing dialect in pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/may/Mandarin.html   (2182 words)

 China Travel - The sights of china English travel book for china sight
Beijing, also known as Peking, is the capital and the second largest city of China.The total area of Beijing is approximately 16,800 sq km, and has over 7.23 million people.
Beijing is unique in history, culture and characteristics.
The city was at the heart of the nation from the height of China's dynastic splendor 600 years ago to the collapse of feudal society in 1911.
culture.zymq.com /tour/gbeijing.htm   (262 words)

 Beijing Scene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Post-Imar China is a different place: Beijing Film Studio, among others, has wisely lifted a page from Imar's playbook by establishing a sizable film fund to be doled out to promising young, first-time directors for low-budget urban features.
After rushing back to Beijing, Daming finds his father still alive, but is soon drawn into a personal voyage through the old-world environs of the bathhouse, where he is forced to confront a new understanding of community, responsibility and family.
Shot mostly in Beijing with additional scenes in north Sha'anxi province (near Yan'an) and Tibet, Shower touched a nerve with foreign film festival audiences, and includes a reportedly hilarious opening sequence which depicts an imagined high-tech "fast-food shower," or, as Loehr describes it, "a car wash for humans."
www.beijingscene.com /v06i004/feature/feature.html   (2255 words)

 Fang Su's Beijing Touring Service
There are four railway stations in Beijing: Beijing Railway Station (in eastern Beijing), Beijing West Railway Station (in the southwest of the city), Yongdingmen Station (in the south) and Xizhimen Station (in the north).
Beijing lies in the continental monsoon region in the warm temperature zone and its climate represents as hot and rainy in summer and cold and dry in winter.
Beijing is not only a world-famous city for its tourism but also a good medium for you to know more about China, a time-honored country, and the Chinese, a diligent and wise nation.
fangsubj.spaces.live.com   (5389 words)

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