205: Should I learn Mandarin or Cantonese?

<p>Daco asks: "Should I learn Mandarin or Cantonese?"</p> <h2>Episode Summary:</h2> <ul> <li>Mandarin is the main international Chinese language, with around 1bn speakers</li> <li>Cantonese is a related language/dialect of Mandarin, with far fewer speakers - around 60m</li> <li>In many Chinatowns around the world, Cantonese is spoken, due to historical migration</li> <li>However, Mandarin is the dominant language worldwide by far</li> <li>The choice of which to learn can only depend on your personal motivations</li> </ul> <h2>Resources Mentioned In Today's Episode:</h2> <ul> <li>IWTYAL 042: Which language should I learn? </li> </ul> <h2>Start Speaking Today:</h2> <p>I’d like to thank <a href= "http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/italkishownotes" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">iTalki</a> for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: <a href= "http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/italkishownotes" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/italkishownotes</a></p> <h2>Do you have a question?</h2> <p>Ask me your language learning questions by <a href= "http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/ask" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">clicking here</a>, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, <a href= "http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/itunes" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">please subscribe to the show on iTunes</a> to get automatic updates.</p> <hr /> <p>Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could…</p> <ul> <li><strong>Share the episode</strong> using the social media buttons around you</li> <li><strong>Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes</strong> (<a href="http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/review" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">click here to do that</a>)</li> </ul> <p>iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!</p>

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