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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Etymology

From Mandarin trad. 國語, simpl. 国语 (pinyin: Guóyǔ) , literally "nation-language" or "country-language".

Proper noun

Singular
Guoyu

Plural
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Guoyu

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  1. The standardized spoken Chinese language, also referred to as Standard Mandarin. The term remains in common use in Taiwan and colloquially in Hong Kong (along with Putonghua). In mainland China, Guoyu or Taiwan Guoyu is used to refer to Taiwanese Mandarin (standard), as opposed to mainland standard Mandarin.
  2. (historical) The language the Emperor of China spoke.

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Translations


Mandarin

Proper noun

Guoyu (Pinyin Guóyǔ, traditional 國語, simplified 国语)

  1. Putonghua; Mandarin
    huì huì shuō Guóyǔ? "Do you speak Mandarin Chinese?"

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