It may seem rather confusing as to which language you need a translator or interpreter for, however, you will be an expert by the time you’ve finished reading this post.
Mandarin – Mandarin is the state language of Mainland China and is spoken in cities such as Beijing and Shanghai as well as in Singapore and Taiwan.
Cantonese – Cantonese is spoken in Hong Kong, Macao and Guangdong.
Simplified Chinese – This written language is used in Mainland China and Singapore, and is the main language used to target Chinese using written media in Australia.
Traditional Chinese – This written language is needed when your target audience is from Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau.
As a quick summary, both Mandarin and Cantonese are spoken languages and Simplified and Traditional Chinese are written languages.