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A little tidbit on the Sichuan dialect

I learned that the dialect spoken in Sichuan is a member of the northern
guanhua dialect family, which is to say that it’s relatively close to Mandarin.

As I lay on the hard-sleeper bunk on the train to Sichuan, straining to
follow the conversations of the Sichuanese around me from the one word out
of every three that I could catch, I began to suspect that on this point…

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