Considered what is called a sinitic language, Chinese is part of a family of languages that are considered hard to tell a difference between due to dialects. A total of one fifth of the world uses Chinese in some form as a primary language spoken. Many variations exist due to tone and the area in which the language is used in.
Up to 13 types of Chinese exist and this depends on certain classifications where Mandarin is the most common and Cantonese is second most common. The Standard Mandarin language is what most associate with Chinese and is spoken in Beijing and the People’s Republic of China. Other areas like Singapore use it and it is also one of the 6 languages that United Nations speaks.