Online Cantonese Tools

Regardless of your level of Cantonese, if you are learning or teaching or working with Cantonese, these are some online tools that would make your journey an easier one. Ranging from romanisation converters to Cantonese text read aloud, worksheet creator with stroke order for Cantonese, etc. Read More

Review: How to Study Cantonese 粵塾

Spoken Cantonese or Colloquial Cantonese has its own grammar and vocabulary. Many of us who have learnt to speak it at home, but not formally in class, would have internalized the grammar from exposure from an early age . Yet when asked to explain or describe the rules, it becomes hard as this knowledge is Read More

Cantonese Dictionary and Translator Mobile Apps

When you search for Cantonese apps within the Google Play Store and the Apple store, you will find a a wide selection. Some however will disappoint, as they are merely Mandarin apps with Cantonese pronunciation thrown in, and reads like a textbook in Standard Chinese. Please don’t learn Cantonese from those, as you will sound Read More

Cantonese Online Dictionaries

Learning Cantonese today is much easier than in the past with so many online dictionaries and online tools Here I list a few Cantonese dictionaries, because I recommend checking multiple sources to confirm the accuracy of each translation since most of these dictionaries are crowdsourced. Also, there are limitations to each dictionary, and often may Read More

Review: Learn Cantonese. Sheik!

Learn Cantonese! Sheik aims to help you speak, read and write Hong Kong Chinese.   It is a treasure trove containing thousands of printer-friendly Chinese reference sheets which are meant to fit into an A4. tests revision aids including online quizzes, Chinese cross word puzzles, word search tips for learning Cantonese flashcards book reviews Discussion forums Read More

Themed Colloquial Cantonese Phrase Lists

Sometimes it’s tricky to know if a vocabulary list is in Colloquial Cantonese or Standard Chinese. These lists are specifically in Colloquial Cantonese, so you can use the phrases in speech. Read More

Review: FSI Cantonese Course

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 161 audios.) Do note these are rather dated (over 40 years old), but a useful resource if you are Read More