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Olle Linge over at Mandarin.about.com has posted an article of the difficulties involved in listening and understanding what one hears in Mandarin. It is even worse in the real world where sometimes you must determine which language is being spoken and if the speaker is saying a word wrong or using a slang word or mixing languages. It is not uncommon to hear sentences consisting of Mandarin, Cantonese and English all mixed together in some Chinatowns.
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