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Charles speaking Linhainese, Linhai Hua

This video was recorded in Shanghai, China, where Charles lives and works, thanks to our friends at iTalki, an amazing network that connects language students and teachers. If you're curious about Linhainese—a variety of the Wu language—you can enjoy a free lesson in the neighboring Shanghainese dialect here: Linhainese, known natively as Linhai Hua, is spoken primarily by the approximately 1,000,000 residents of the city of Linhai in Zhejiang Province, China. A variety of the Wu language, which is spoken more broadly by about 80,000,000 people across Zhejiang province, the municipality of Shanghai, and southern Jiangsu province, Linhainese shares degrees of mutual intelligibility with Shanghainese, Wenzhounese, and Xuanzhou. Read more on Wikipedia: