p’u-t’ung hua

[ poo-tuhng-hwah ]
/ ˈpuˈtʌŋˈʰwɑ /

noun

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Putonghua

or p’u-t’ung hua

[ poo-tuhng-hwah ]
/ ˈpuˈtʌŋˈʰwɑ /

noun

the form of Chinese, based on the Beijing dialect of Mandarin, adopted as the official national language of China.
Also called Kuo-yü.
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