If you are a complete beginner, focusing on speaking and listening to Cantonese, FSI offers an entire systematic course for free, hosted on the Live Lingua site which proudly proclaims 4 Cantonese courses, 33 ebooks and audios. Do note these are rather dated over 40 years old , but a useful resource if you are looking for a free program, and learning from scratch. I do appreciate the time and effort spent to digitize it, but if you have access to newer programs, I would recommend going with newer programs, as the audio has been digitized from tapes yes, cassette tapes and has a certain level of static, which you may or may not find annoying. And the ebooks seem quite quaint with the typewriter font. Nonetheless, there has been positive reviews online for many who have used these courses, which is why I am still including it here. The course does not teach the written language and uses a modification of the Yale, ad is quite intuitive for English speakers.
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Cantonese is the principal language of Kwangtung province in Southeast China, parts of neighboring Kwangsi province, and Hong Kong and Macau on China's south-east periphery. In addition Cantonese is spoken by ethnic Chinese in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore and Malaysia, with the number of speakers in Southeast Asia being between 45 and 50 million altogether. Americans of Chinese descent in the U.
Among the many dialects of Cantonese, the prestige variety spoken in Canton is standard, by definition, and is imitated over a wide area which includes Hong Kong. It is this dialect which is represented in the two-volume FSI Cantonese Basic Course and the related audio recordings. Guangzhou in southern China. It is the traditional prestige dialect of Yue.
Cantonese is the prestige language of the Cantonese people. Inside mainland China, it is a lingua franca in Guangdong Province and some neighbouring areas, such as the eastern part of Guangxi Province. It is the majority language of Hong Kong and Macau. Click on the "Click To Record" above. Click on "Allow" when the app asks to use your microphone. Click on "Allow" when your browser asks for permission to access the microphone.
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Pronunciation Tool How To Use. Please upgrade your browser to a more recent version. Cantonese is spoken in: Hong Kong.
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FSI Cantonese Basic Course
At Live Lingua we believe that everybody should be able to learn another language. This is why we have made available these Free Foreign Service Institute Cantonese resources for you to use. Read the Cantonese ebooks online, listen to the Cantonese audios and practice your Cantonese pronunciation with our online recorder or download the files to use whenever you want. Choose the Cantonese course you want below:. Cantonese is the principal language of Kwangtung province in Southeast China, parts of neighboring Kwangsi province, and Hong Kong and Macau on China's south-east periphery. In addition Cantonese is spoken by ethnic Chinese in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore and Malaysia, with the number of speakers in Southeast Asia being between 45 and 50 million altogether.
FSI - Cantonese Basic Course - Student Text
Word of the Moment FSI Cantonese course Posted by rathpy. Thank you Cato and others for your hard work! Would it be possible to have all those transcriptions in a file? Reply Quote. Canto learner.
FSI - Cantonese - Basic Course - Volume 1
It is a challenging tongue to master, and if you travel to Hong Kong or Guangzhou, nobody will expect you to know it. But it is a fascinating language and an important part of the identity of those who speak it, so if you do learn, you will be able to surprise and delight native speakers in equal measure. And for anyone who wants to try, this free Cantonese course is the ideal place to start. This page may contain affiliate links.
Review: FSI Cantonese Course