Sounds & Tones

These lessons are designed to help teach Cantonese sounds and tones.  Accurate pronunciation is just as important as correct grammar or good vocabulary.  Do not worry about meaning as you go through these lessons.  Instead, concentrate on reproducing the sounds and tones and learning the romanization system.  Lessons include many sound files.  Please be patient while they load.

Yale Romanization

Lesson 1: General Notes

Lesson 2: Initials Quiz

Lesson 3: Vowel Distinctions

Lesson 4: Tone Distinctions

Lesson 5: Sounds Quiz

Lesson 6: Tones Quiz

Additional lessons will be posted periodically
Last update: 12 June 2006

Audio files in the lessons may take some time to load.  Please be patient.