Shanghainese/Wu Dialect sources?
14 million speakers of Shanghainese, but almost no sources to learn to pick up the language or even crossover phrases from the official standard mandarin.
I understand the Chinese government has a vested interest in allowing people to learn mandarin/普通話 but if there are any native speakers or visitors who have known any audio clips, or even work books specifically for Shanghainese, I would be grateful!
I was looking for learning materials myself last year, and I found it extremely difficult to find anything. Nonetheless I'll share my list of links that I have found:
A couple of years ago I came across this awesome website.
Unfortunately, as you can see, its now archived and none of the lessons are downloadable!
But I found this German website that has a download link for all of their podcasts - which is awesome!
Just click on the link in the line: Hier könnt ihr alle Folgen des Podcasts zusammengefasst in einer ZIP-Datei herunterladen. - it'll download all of the podcasts as a zip file.
This is the best resource I've ever found for Shanghainese that is delivered in English. You'll be able to find lessons on youtube for Mandarin speakers as well.
I also would like to have a crack at Shanghainese, but I've never been able to find easily digestible Shanghainese content, like on Duolingo or Memrise.
The best I can offer, which I haven't seen others in this thread post, is tatoeba.org
There is a user there who has done many Shanghainese sentences.
It has a basic vocabulary. You can also look at the references and find some decent Shanghainese sites.