Standard Chinese

Standard form of Chinese and the official language of China

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Standard Chinese, also known as Modern Standard Mandarin, Standard Mandarin, Mandarin Chinese, or simply Mandarin, is a standard variety of Chinese that is the main official language of the People's Republic of China. Its pronunciation is based on the Beijing dialect, its vocabulary on the Mandarin dialects, and its grammar is based on written vernacular Chinese. The similar Taiwanese Mandarin is the de facto official language of Taiwan. Standard Singaporean Mandarin is one of the four official languages of Singapore.


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