Cantonese Lessons

Lessons are divided up into Sounds and Tones Lessons, Grammar Lessons, Language Skills, and Vocabulary.  The Grammar and Language Skills lessons build upon each other, while the Vocabulary and Sounds and Tones are more stand-alone.  Lessons include many sound files.  Please be patient while they load.

Yale Romanization
(ping \yam\)

The lessons below use Yale Romanization.  Understanding the romanization is important for Westerners trying to learn the language.

Chinese New Years

Sounds and Tones

Grammar Lessons

Language Skills

Vocabulary Lessons

ST1:
General Notes
GL1:
Personal Pronouns
SL1:
Greetings
VL1:
Colors
ST2:
Initials Quiz
GL2:
Equative Verb
SL2:
Introductions
VL2:
Continents and Countries
ST3:
Vowel Distinctions
GL3:
Predicate Adjectives
SL3:
Numbers and Counting
VL3:
Places
ST4:
Tone Distinctions
GL4:
Locative Marker
SL4:
Telling Time
VL4:
Family Terms
ST5:
Sounds Quiz
GL5:
Possessives
SL5:
Days and Dates
VL5:
Occupations
ST6:
Tones Quiz
GL6:
Choice-Type Questions
SL6:
Common Phrases
VL6:
Adjectives: State of Being
  GL7:
Measure Words
SL7:
Telephone
VL7:
Classroom Objects
  GL8:
Aspect Markers
SL8:
Comparison/Contrast
VL8:
Animals
      VL9:
Verbs O, 1, 2, 3, 4

Essays

Why learn Cantonese?
(and a few challenges you will face)

A Few Points on Learning Cantonese

Comparing Cantonese and Mandarin
which is more difficult?

Additional lessons will be posted periodically
Last update: 23 September 2006

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