Studying mandarin in Yunnan versus other provinces https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces Studying mandarin in Yunnan versus other provinces - GoKunming Forum Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:49:43 +0800 Studying mandarin in Yunnan versus other provinces - Post by mr_woggle https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=3#post-103667 The most common argument I hear is something like this:

Local people speak dialect, or non-standard Mandarin, so therefore Yunnan it is not suitable.

Personally, I don't think it matters much, because:

1. Much studying…
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:26:51 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=3#post-103667
Studying mandarin in Yunnan versus other provinces - Post by Dazzer https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=3#post-103668 a bit like going to newcastle to study english, daily communication with locals working class is not in standard english. but if you are advanced speaker of mandarin anyway, if you talk they will understand… Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:06:21 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=3#post-103668 Studying mandarin in Yunnan versus other provinces - Post by kingofthekerb https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=3#post-103672 definitely one of the worst places to study mandarin, if you're the kind of person who learns through speaking with locals etc

the dialect is different, but not different enough that you can separate it…
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:12:25 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=3#post-103672
Studying mandarin in Yunnan versus other provinces - Post by WayneCaoAus https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=3#post-103673 I agree with @kerb and @dazzer, and as a native Mandarin speaker, I think I can shed some light on this topic.

I was grown up in Zhejiang Province, I found that local people in…
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:48:29 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=3#post-103673
Studying mandarin in Yunnan versus other provinces - Post by JanJal https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=2#post-103674 As a non-student, I'm curious about other considerations than learning the language for foreign students who come to China.

Not just experiencing the language, but the diverse ethnic cultures. Yunnan has a lot to offer…
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:46:18 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=2#post-103674
Studying mandarin in Yunnan versus other provinces - Post by tigertiger - moderator https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=2#post-103675 @Janjal, some other consideration.
One aspect of learning, is your fellow students. If most of the students in the class are Asian, they fit in well with the learning style, and you will be the…
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:47:42 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=2#post-103675
Studying mandarin in Yunnan versus other provinces - Post by Ishmael https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=2#post-103676 I first studied Mandarin, and used it daily, including for social science field research, in Taiwan many years ago. Arriving in Kunming 15 years ago I found that I could use the language pretty much… Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:02:04 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=2#post-103676 Studying mandarin in Yunnan versus other provinces - Post by cloudtrapezer https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=2#post-103678 Where's the best place to learn Chinese is something I worried about when I first came to China. After many years I've decided it's no big deal. First of all wherever you go you're going… Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:34:29 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=2#post-103678 Studying mandarin in Yunnan versus other provinces - Post by mr_woggle https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=2#post-103679 @WayneCaoAus

Interesting, but are you talking about learning the language as a kid / growing up in Yunnan?

I mean, as an adult learner (let's say from a western country) can you really learn Mandarin…
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:30:49 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=2#post-103679
Studying mandarin in Yunnan versus other provinces - Post by mr_woggle https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=2#post-103680 @cloudtrapezer How's your Kunminghua?… Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:36:18 +0800 https://www.gokunming.com/en/forums/thread/15284/studying-mandarin-in-yunnan-versus-other-provinces?page=2#post-103680