Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Pinyin, Bopomofo)

Chinese or the Sinitic language(s) can be considered a language or a language family. There are between six and twelve main regional groups of Chinese (depending on classification scheme), of which the most populous is Mandarin (c. 850 million), followed by Wu (c. 90 million), Min (c. 70 million) and Cantonese (c. 70 million). Most of these groups are mutually unintelligible.

Map of Chinese language speakers.
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Map of Chinese language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: around 1.3 billion

Main Countries: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and other regions with Chinese communities

ISO 639-3 Code: zho (generic), cmn (mandarin)


Language Sample


Some proverbs in Chinese :

?(fú)無(wú)?(chóng)至(zhì), ?(huò)?(bú)單(d?n)行(xíng)
Fortune seldom repeats; troubles never occur alone

路(lù)?(yáo)知(zhī)马(mǎ)力(lì), 日(rì)久( jiǔ)?(jiàn)人(rén)心(xīn)
Over a long distance, you learn about the strength of your horse; over a long time, you learn about the character of your friend


Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Chinese:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)

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