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1. Language

Syntax
somewhat similar to english, very different from Japanese and Korean
Script
chinese character
Pronunciation: 4 tones in mandrin, 9 cantonese
Ma 1: mother
Ma 2: hot spicy
Ma 3: horse
Ma 4: scoldy yell

Vowels:

Dipthongs:

Consontants:
vowels: are pronounded in ways similar to the ways vowels are pronounced in Italian, German, Spanish

Dipthongs: two vowels always pronounced together

-Aspirated with an apostrophe and unaspirated
-Pinyin/wade-giles:system of transliteration
Name order:
a. last name then first
b. some exceptions
2. Geography and People

1) two main points
a) china is large
b) china is diverse
A. population size 1.3 billion on Jan 6, 2005, U.S. 295,362,500 as of 1/30/05
B. Its like europe, alot of different climates, different language, dialects different too, different houses, etc.