Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

北方话 Běi Fāng Huà

Běi Fāng Huà proper noun Mandarin / Regional Northern Dialect
Domain: Linguistics 语言学 , Subdomain: China 中国 , Concept: Dialect 方言
Notes: Dialect across Northern China, including areas north of the Yangtze and Southwest China. This is in contrast to 官话, which literally mean language of officials / Mandarins (Norman 1988, p. 181; Sun 2006, loc. 143)