by Pinhok Languages, Cantonese Vocabulary Book Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cantonese Vocabulary Book books, Cantonese vocabulary book + Cantonese dictionary This Cantonese vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases which are grouped by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. On top of that, the index in the second half of the book provides you with a basic Cantonese-English as well as English-Cantonese dictionary which makes this a great resource for learners of all levels. What you can expect from this book: This Cantonese learning resource is a combination of Cantonese vocabulary book and a two-way basic Cantonese dictionary: Part 1 - Topic based Cantonese vocabulary book: This is the main part of the book and represents a list of chapters each containing Cantonese vocabularies for a certain topic. The Cantonese vocabularies in the chapters are unsorted on purpose to separate remembering them from a defined alphabetical order. You can start at any chapter and dive directly into the topics that interest you the most. Part 2 - Basic English-Cantonese dictionary: The index in the second half of the book can be used as a basic Cantonese dictionary to look up words you have learned but can't remember or learn new words you need. Part 3 - Basic Cantonese-English dictionary: Easy to use and with just the right amount of words, this third part finishes off with a second index that allows you to look for Cantonese words and directly find the English translation How to use this Cantonese vocabulary book: Not sure where to start? We suggest you first work your way through the verbs, adjectives and phrases chapters in part one of the book. This will give you a great base for further studying and already enough vocabulary for basic communication. The Cantonese dictionaries in part two and three can be used whenever needed to look up words you hear on the street, English words you want to know the Cantonese translation for or simply to learn some new words. Some final thoughts: Vocabulary books have been around for centuries and as with so many things that have been around for some time, they are not very fashionable and a bit boring, but they usually work very well. Together with the basic Cantonese dictionary parts, this vocabulary book is a great resource to support you throughout the process of learning Cantonese and comes in particularly handy at times when there is no internet to look up words and phrases.
by Stephen Matthews, Cantonese A Comprehensive Grammar Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cantonese A Comprehensive Grammar books, Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Cantonese as spoken by native speakers in Hong Kong. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in current Cantonese. This makes it the ideal reference source for all learners and users of Cantonese, irrespective of level, in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. Moreover, it will provide a lasting and reliable resource for all fluent speakers of the language. The book is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Cantonese grammar. Arranged by both syntactic categories and language functions, the Grammar provides an in-depth treatment of structures and pays special attention to idiom and speech registers. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. An extensive index, numbered paragraphs and generous use of headings and cross-references provide readers with easy access to the information they require. Features include: Comprehensive pronunciation section Full use of examples from films, advertising and authentic conversations Cantonese-English parallels highlighted throughout the book All examples given in characters as well as pinyin
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by Innovative Language Learning, Learn Cantonese Level 3 Beginner Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Learn Cantonese Level 3 Beginner books, Interactive. Effective. And FUN! Start speaking Cantonese in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Learn Cantonese - Level 3: Beginner, a completely new way to learn Cantonese with ease! Learn Cantonese - Level 3: Beginner will arm you with Cantonese and cultural insight to utterly shock and amaze your Hong Kong friends and family, teachers, and colleagues. What you get in Learn Cantonese - Level 3: Beginner - 200+ pages of Cantonese learning material - 25 Cantonese lessons: dialog transcripts with translation, vocabulary, sample sentences and a grammar section - 25 Audio Lesson Tracks - 25 Audio Review Tracks - 25 Audio Dialog Tracks This book is the most powerful way to learn Cantonese. Guaranteed. You get the two most powerful components of our language learning system: the audio lessons and lesson notes. Why are the audio lessons so effective? - 25 powerful and to the point lessons - syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantly - repeat after the professional teacher to practice proper pronunciation - cultural insight and insider-only tips from our teachers in each lesson - fun and relaxed approach to learning - effortlessly learn from bi-lingual and bi-cultural hosts as they guide you through the pitfalls and pleasures of Hong Kong and Cantonese. Why are the lesson notes so effective? - improve listening comprehension and reading comprehension by reading the dialog transcript while listening to the conversation - grasp the exact meaning of phrases and expressions with natural translations - expand your word and phrase usage with the expansion section - master and learn to use Cantonese grammar with the grammar section Discover or rediscover how fun learning a language can be with the future of language learning, and start speaking Cantonese instantly!
by Robert S. Bauer, Modern Cantonese Phonology Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modern Cantonese Phonology books, TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.
by Don Snow, Cantonese As Written Language Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cantonese As Written Language books, Cantonese is the only dialect of Chinese which has developed a widely known and used written form. It has played a role in publishing in the Guangdong region since the late Ming dynasty when various types of verses using Cantonese were published as mu yu shu (‘wooden fish books’). In the early twentieth century these dialect texts were joined by Cantonese opera scripts, published as popular reading material. However, it was only after the end of the Second World War that written Cantonese came to be widely used in popular newspapers and magazines, advertising, and in the private communications. Cantonese as Written Language examines this development in the broader context of diglossia, and also of the patterns by which spoken vernaculars have developed written forms in other societies. Based on primary source research, including interviews with publishers and writers who played an important role in the growth of written Cantonese, the author argues that this move of Cantonese into the realm of written language is closely associated with Hong Kong's distinct local culture and identity. The growth of the written vernacular also reflects the territory's evolving cultural distinctiveness from mainland China, first as a British colony, and now as a Special Administrative Region of China.