My Cantonese Journey – A Guest Post

Be inspired by the Cantonese learning journey of a British man who started out with just a tiny Cantonese learning book in the 1970s, and today can read books and understand TV programmes and radio podcasts. Read More

Cantopop Christmas Songs on YouTube

A Hong Kong Christmas would not be complete without Cantopop Christmas songs. Like Cantopop songs, some can be sad, A recurrent theme among many songs are heartbreak, being left on the shelf, loneliness, doomed romances. Read More

Christmas: Faith-Based Advent Calendars and Jesse Trees

Advent is a season that many Christians observe in the lead up to Christmas, the birth of Jesus. This is a time for us to reflect and remember the true meaning of Christmas, and remember the most precious gift of all – Jesus. Here are a few ideas of how you can incorporate Chinese in this season, with free printables. Read More

Written Cantonese – For or Against?

Written Cantonese is not a new thing. However, it was only in the last few decades that written Colloquial Cantonese was used more widely, mainly due to the increasing popularity of messaging and chatrooms. There has been varying levels of acceptance and adoption for written Cantonese. Learn about the arguments for and against and make your own decision. Read More

What You Need To Know About Cantonese: the Vernacular and the Formal

Cantonese is not a straight forward language. What you read is not what how you speak. Linguists refer to this as Diglossia, where two languages are used under different conditions within a community, often by the same speakers. Learn more about Colloquial Cantonese, Formal Cantonese, Written Cantonese, and Standard Written Chinese. Read More