Spoken by over 80M native speakers, Cantonese belongs to the branch of the Sino-Tibetan language.
It is spoken largely in southern China, Macau and Hong Kong. It is also the official language of Guangdong and neighbouring areas. When it comes to overseas countries, Cantonese is pretty commonly spoken in Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. In fact, Cantonese shares many vocabulary similarities with Mandarin as both languages are mutually unintelligible in terms of grammar. While the major differences between the two languages depending on the way they are written.
Let’s now see why one must learn Cantonese Chinese.
Both Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese are considered to be Some of the most commonly utilized languages in all of Asia.
In fact, Chinese as a whole is considered to be spoken by only 16% of the entire world’s population. Essentially, both Mandarin and Cantonese speakers constitute 1.6 billion speakers across the globe along with Cantonese racking up an extra 80 million speakers. Hence, there is absolutely no doubt that Chinese is one of the most influential languages in the world. With that said it is also considered to be one of the toughest languages in the world to master.
With its influential and notoriously difficult status, It becomes very important to explore the benefits of the language.
While there is no doubt that this language is definitely one of the most commonly utilised languages in the world and by far the most commonly spoken East Asian language, it is still very important for an individual to understand all the benefits of the target language.
Let’s now delve deeper and discuss the different benefits and advantages of learning Cantonese Chinese through the medium of this blog.
Hong Kong is currently the richest city in the world. It also ranks as the third world’s third global financial center. This city is highly important to the entirety of the Asian continent as it has become the hub of commerce and financial development. Essentially, being aware of this city’s language is bound to help open up many new career opportunities for you.
China has a long history of been home to many new and diverse cultures that flourished and thrived for over several centuries.
The entire country respects and honours the concept of acceptance and takes great pride in it as well. So much so that although there are three different dialects of speaking Chinese, each of them are respected equally and are considered to be advantageous for anyone.
While Mandarin is the most popular dialect, Cantonese holds the title of being the most historic Chinese dialect.
It is the official language of both Macau and Hong Kong. While it isn’t popularly spoken in Mainland China, it is pretty easily recognizable outside the same. Some of the most breathtaking cities and beautiful tourist sites are located in areas where Cantonese is spoken most commonly. This means that if you truly wish to enjoy the vibrant beauty of China, you must learn Cantonese. A language that is a much easier language to master as compared to Mandarin. This is because unlike many languages, Cantonese lacks any tenses as a much simpler set of grammar rules to follow.
Throughout this blog, we have discussed all the different reasons why Cantonese still ranks as one of the most influential and beneficial languages in the world.
There is absolutely no doubt that in order to be able to avail all the different benefits mentioned, one must continue to learn Cantonese. By learning Cantonese I essentially mean that an individual must achieve at least a decent level of fluency in the language if not proficiency in the language. One’s fluency or proficiency is achieved in the language, there is no doubt that the individual will be able to enjoy all the aforementioned benefits along with many other benefits of mastering the Cantonese language.