Published March 29, 2016
This video was recorded in Shanghai, China. Shanghainese is spoken by some 14 million people, primarily in the central districts of Shanghai, China and its surrounding region. A variety of Wu Chinese, Shanghainese is most closely related to, but not mutually intelligible with, other Sinitic languages, including Yue, Hakka, and Mandarin. Historically a lingua franca of Yangtze River Delta region, Shanghainese has long doubled as a written language, primarily through Chinese characters; however, a Romanization was developed in the 1800s. Read more on Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/26l0BP5.