Wa-pedia Home > Japan Forum & Europe Forum
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: what did this word mean?

  1. #1
    `I Tomii515's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 16, 2006
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Age
    26
    Posts
    18

    what did this word mean?

    putonghua

    ?????????????????

  2. #2
    Tubthumper JimmySeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 5, 2006
    Location
    Japan
    Age
    36
    Posts
    57
    ʘb
    It means normal speech. It's the Mandarin word used in China to refer to Mandarin Chinese.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 13, 2006
    Location
    ueda
    Posts
    3
    I was in hong kong a year or so watching TV when the announcer told us

    "the following program will be broadcast in putongese"

    I split my sides laughin (momentarily) then spent several minutes cursin at the tv for being so STUPID.

Similar Threads

  1. What word best characterizes Japanese mentality ?
    By A ke bono kane kotto in forum Culture Shock
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 29, 2010, 16:53
  2. Chinese Word For Earth, And Other Words
    By Silverbackman in forum Chinese language
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Jun 23, 2007, 11:59
  3. Chinese Word For The East Asian Region
    By Silverbackman in forum Chinese language
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Jun 5, 2007, 15:42

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •