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Definition of putonghua noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

putonghua

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//puːˈtʊŋhwɑː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//puːˈtʊŋhwɑː//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the standard spoken form of modern Chinese, based on the form spoken in Beijing compare mandarin Word OriginChinese, literally ‘common spoken language’.