Cantonese Basic Phrases

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    Cantonese Basic Phrases

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    Military-related basic phrases for foreign language learners of Cantonese (粵語 / 廣東話), with audio, Romanization, and Chinese script. Use this app to select an English phrase and view its translation and how to pronounce it in Cantonese.

    This app uses Yale Romanization with diacritics to indicate the six tones as in sī (詩) sí (史) si (試) sı̏ (時) sı̋ (市) sị (事). Note that in colloquial Hong Kong Cantonese pronunciation, the consonants 'n' and 'l' are often mixed, as well as the consonant 'ng' with the null initial. Regardless of the pronunciations you may encounter, the Romanization reflects the original initial consonant. Also note that the initials 'j' and 'ch' are widely pronounced as 'dz' and 'ts' in many localities across the Cantonese-speaking region, including Hong Kong. Texts are given in Traditional Chinese script.

    This app was originally developed as an entry to the 2010 CIO/G6 "Apps for the Army" competition, and it is based on the modules publicly available online from the U.S. Defense Language Institute. Content edited and arranged by Percy Wong; app development by Robert Theis.

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    Jeanne Taligatus

    by Jeanne Taligatus

    Sep 23, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    love it

    Imelda Miranda

    by Imelda Miranda

    Feb 03, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    i love it?

    Douglas Davidson

    by Douglas Davidson

    Jan 11, 2017  |  "Good"

    Too many military and police phrases why?!?!?! Needs more colloquial and everyday. I dont need to know how to rob a bank if I was in Southern China

    Eric Cheng

    by Eric Cheng

    Jul 22, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    It's so hilarious that the app makers used this category of phrases as the first things to learn!!! For cops and #blacklivesmatter supporters, you'll definitely be able to relate.

    Devon Payne

    by Devon Payne

    Jun 21, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    I love it in all it's just that umm... nvm..

    Walt Tom

    by Walt Tom

    Jun 19, 2016  |  "Great"

    Great refresh me in Toisanese(a dialick of Cantonese) it's not perfect but it's great as a refresher course