Putonghua meaning

po͝o'tông'hwä', -wä', -tŏng'-
Alternative capitalization of Putonghua.
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Origin of putonghua

Mandarin pǔtōnghuà (literally, common language) pǔtōng common (Mandarin general, widespread) (from Middle Chinese phuə̆´) (Mandarin tōng through) (from Middle Chinese thəwŋ) huà speech, language (from Middle Chinese xfiwaːj` of Proto-Sino-Tibetan origin) (akin to Tibetan gros)