Mandarin Chinese is the name given to the standard Chinese language spoken by the largest community in the world, China. Also the official language of China, this language is written right to left in vertical columns, and has influenced the writing style of other Asian languages. It is a tonal language, having only one grammatical form, and shares one writing system of about 40,000 symbols which are ‘universally’ comprehensible! An interesting and fun language to learn, and one of the many varieties of Chinese spoken in China, Mandarin Chinese is also one of the six UN official languages. Catch up with the fastest growing language and 960 million new friends!