Originally Posted by Yggdrasil
Is WAN mad because I'm trying to learn Chinese or because I specifically said Mandarin. I know from experience that the types of Chinese are very different from one another.
I once went out to pick up some take out with a Chinese friend, and when we got there, the clerk assumed that my friend spoke the same type of Chinese, but my friend didn't understand at all.
Secondly, I think she's pissed because I said I wanted to learn Mandarin, and since she's from Taiwan, she would speak Cantonese, I think. And since most Taiwanese are only there because they got their ass kicked by Mao's Mandarin speaking communist forces in '49, I would expect she resents Mainland Chinese, who happen to speak Mandarin.
-Amirite? No hard feelings...
Nope, we speak Mandarin in Taiwan.
Cantonese is spoken in HongKong
And why would anyone get mad if you're trying to learn some other type of Chinese?
Stop thinking that it would matter to anyone what you learn, you're not that important.
Oh, and good luck with Mandarin, hope it goes well for you.