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Cantonese Chinese Phrasebook - Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Cantonese Chinese Phrasebook

with 2000 word two-way dictionary

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 Lonely Planet Cantonese Chinese Phrasebook

Phrasebook paperback 135grams


Give because of the Cantonese language: without it we wouldn't have dim sum or Jackie Chan videos. Grab this phrasebook and you can state a lot over thanks in the official code of Hong Kong and Macau.

Pack this phrasebook for: Hong Kong, East and Southeast Asia

* Two-way dictionary
* Guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
* Fail-safe guide to etiquette and tiny talk
* Practicalities - how to catch a bus or purchase vegetarian

About Cantonese Chinese

Standard Cantonese is a variant of Cantonese (Yue) Chinese . It is spoken natively in and around the cities of Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Macau in Southern China. Standard Cantonese is the de facto official Chinese spoken code of Hong Kong and Macau, along with a lingua franca of Guangdong province and some neighbouring regions. It is equally spoken by several overseas Chinese of Guangdong, Hong Kong or Macau origin in Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, United States, Australia, Europe and elsewhere. Historically, Cantonese was the many usual shape of Chinese spoken by overseas Chinese communities in the Western planet, although that condition has changed with all the improving value of Mandarin in the Chinese-speaking globe plus immigration to the West from additional nations plus different components of China.

Cantonese is generally called a spoken dialect, and not as a created dialect. Spoken vernacular Cantonese differs from contemporary created Chinese, that is really formal Standard Mandarin in created shape. Written Chinese spoken word for word sounds overly formal and distant in Cantonese. As a outcome, the need of getting a created script which matched the spoken shape improved over time. This resulted in the creation of extra Chinese characters to complement the existing characters. Many of these represent phonological sounds not present in Mandarin. A wise source for effectively recorded Cantonese words is found in drama and opera (大戲 daai hei) scripts. Written Cantonese is mostly incomprehensible to non-Cantonese speakers because created Cantonese is based on spoken Cantonese that is different from Standard Mandarin in grammar and vocabulary.

"Readings in Cantonese colloquial: being choices from books in the Cantonese vernacular with free and literal translations of the Chinese character and romanized spelling" (1894) by James Dyer Ball has a bibliography of functions obtainable in Cantonese characters in the last decade of the nineteenth century. A limited libraries have collections of so-called "wooden fish books" created in Cantonese character. Facsimiles and plot precis of the limited of these have been published in Wolfram Eberhard's "Cantonese Ballads." See additionally "Cantonese love-songs, translated with introduction and notes by Cecil Clementi" (1904) or perhaps a new translation of these Yue Ou in "Cantonese love songs : an English translation of Jiu Ji-yung's Cantonese songs of the early 19th century" (1992). Cantonese character versions of the Bible, Pilgrims Progress, and Peep of Day in addition to easy catechisms were published by mission presses. The specialized Cantonese characters chosen in every these wasn't standardized and shows broad variation.

With the advent of the computer and standardization of character sets particularly for Cantonese, various printed components in predominantly Cantonese talking regions of the globe are created to cater to their population with these created Cantonese characters. As a outcome, mainstream media like magazines and publications have become slowly less conservative and more colloquial in their dissemination of inspirations. Usually talking, a few of the elder generation of Cantonese speakers respect this trend as a step "backwards" and away from custom. This tension amongst the "old" and "new" is a reflection of the transition that has been undergone by the Cantonese talking population.

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