‚Dongbeihua’ (东北话) is the common Chinese term for the Standard Chinese dialect of North-East China. It earned some fame within Mainland China due to its strong presence in national TV shows and sketches over the last twenty years.
The North-Eastern dialect is distinguished from Standard Chinese mainly in terms of different words and expressions, many of which have been influenced by the Altaic language of the Manchu and by the Chinese dialect spoken by settlers from Shandong province. The most common and interesting words and expressions have been collected and described in this book.
This introductory book about the North-Eastern Chinese dialect is the first of its kind in English. It is also the first attempt to trace back the dialect vocabulary to its origins in the Manchu language. Equally suitable for Chinese and foreign
students of Chinese alike, it provides a fascinating insight into one of the most prominent dialects of the Chinese language.
About the Author: Dennis Behnke (熊德明) is working as a management and engineering consultant in China. Since his secondary education in Germany, he has been passionate about the study of foreign languages and cultures.