中文: The World’s Most Widely-Spoken Language

How much do you know about Mandarin Chinese, the world’s most widely-spoken language? Oxford Dictionaries‘ infographic (below) offers an overview to the Chinese language family, introducing you to key elements such as the number of native speakers worldwide, where different Chinese-speaking populations are located, the names of the major dialects, and the different types of logographs (signs or characters that represent words or phrases) that make up the Chinese writing system.

Oxford Dictionaries is Gleeson Library’s online language database, but it is more than just a set of language dictionaries; it is an exploration of the living languages and how they are changing; their history, usage, and relations with other languages; and who’s using them, from highbrow to slang.

Oxford Dictionaries covers Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. 尽情玩吧!

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