Free Sagebooks Wordlists Printable with Cantonese Jyutping


Sagebooks Basic 500 Characters (基礎漢字500) come with pinyin, which might be very helpful for those whose kids are learning Mandarin. But what if you are teaching kids Cantonese? Native speakers in Hong Kong will tell you they do not need any romanisation for Cantonese, but use pinyin for learning or teaching Mandarin.

However, if you are an ABC like me, you might be more fluent in Colloquial Cantonese than in reading word for word.  If so, I have created these wordlists for you – they have Jyutping, and are meant to be a handy reference. Some characters also have a few different pronunciation, and I have listed the various pronunciations.


Free Wordlist Printable with Jyutping

Here’s the free printable for download . There is a two-page PDF per Sagebook set. Each set consists of 5 books (100 characters)

Sagebooks Set 1 Beginning Reader wordlist with Jyutping 基礎漢字500啟蒙級 

Sagebooks Set 2 Budding Reader wordlist with Jyutpingv2 基礎漢字500萌芽級

Sagebooks Set 3 Building Reader wordlist with Jyutpingv2 基礎漢字500躍進級 

Sagebooks Set 4 Confident Reader wordlist with Jyutpingv2 基礎漢字500 信心級

Sagebooks Set 5 Fluent Reader wordlist with Jyutpingv2 基礎漢字500 實力級


Happy teaching with Sagebooks!


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7 thoughts on “Free Sagebooks Wordlists Printable with Cantonese Jyutping

  1. Sarah Nguyen says:

    Thank you for creating this resource! We just started Sagebooks two days ago and I was excited to find these PDFs.

  2. Pauline says:

    In the second set (budding reader), the words are not in the same order as the book. Is there a reason for that? I only have the first two sets. First set is fine. But I’m having difficulty with the second set because the words are all over the place.

    • Cantonese For Families says:

      Hi Pauline, thank you for alerting me to this. I had not realized the word order was not aligned. After receiving your feedback, I have updated the files for Set 2 to 5. I apologize for the inconvenience and the frustration.

    • Cantonese For Families says:

      Hi Adelaine,
      Thank you for your support! If there is anything you are looking for, please let me know. Thanks!

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