Cantonese Sound Chart

The following tables give Yale romanizations and pronunciations for the sounds in Cantonese. Characters are provided for native speakers trying to learn the  romanization. Pronunciations are given without the tone of the representative character shown. For example, and are both listed as "sik" even though they are spoken at different tones.

 

 A | B | Ch | D | E | F | G | Gw | H | J | K | Kw | L | M | N | Ng | O | P | S | T | U | W | Y

na

 

neung

naai

nik

naam

nim

naan

nin

naap

ning

naat

nip

naau

niu

nai

no

nam

noi

nan

nok

nang

nong

nap

nou

nau

nuk

ne

nung

nei

nyun

neui

 

 

 

*In Cantonese, the initial /n/ sound can be pronounced as an [l]
The [n] pronunciation may seem odd or overly formal to some native speakers.

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