zozzen Posted September 18, 2007 at 03:18 PM Report Share Posted September 18, 2007 at 03:18 PM After arrived in Henan, it's surprised that many henanese refuse to speak Putonghua with me. Some said it looked weird to speak Putonghua in their local environment, but when i insist that i can only understand putonghua, some really find it hard to speak it, although both dialects share many commonality. Then it's a big frustration. Although i'm perfectly confident at my putonghua, i only understand very limited conversation even if they speak very slowly. Not only the many intonations are different (sound seems mostly the same with putonghua), the vocab is often very short that a single word can mean a lot than putonghua. Today, i tried to ask my friends in Henan to introduce me some teaching material, but none of them have an idea on it. All of them also find it so hard to specify the difference between both dialects. Any idea about their difference? Any good learning material? Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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