(英文) Chinese language; Chinese / Sinitic languages; a collective term that refers to a group of linguistically related written and spoken languages used in China and nearby countries, traditionally written in Chinese characters (a.k.a. Honzi / Hanzi / Hanja / Kanji / Hán Tự / Sawndip) from ancient time to the present, excluding East Asian languages that have borrowed the characters at some point, such as Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Vahcuengh
配詞 / 用法：
(粵) 好多外國人都覺得中文好難，因為中文據講同其他語言係完全唔同嘅體系。 (hou2 do1 ngoi6 gwok3 jan4 dou1 gok3 dak1 zung1 man2 hou2 naan4, jan1 wai6 zung1 man2 geoi3 gong2 tung4 kei4 taa1 jyu5 jin4 hai6 jyun4 cyun4 m4 tung4 ge3 tai2 hai6.)
(英) Many foreigners think Chinese is difficult because the system is said to be different from those of other languages.
(英文) sometimes referring to a particular spoken language such as, in Hong Kong, Cantonese
(粵) 講咩嘢英文啫，講中文啦！ (gong2 me1 je5 jing1 man2 zek1, gong2 zung1 man2 laa1!)
(英) Why English, speak Cantonese!