Essential Cantonese Phrase Book

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A concise Cantonese phrase book and guide to Cantonese language, Essential Cantonese contains basic vocabulary necessary for communicating in Cantonese.

Have you ever considered learning Cantonese, but been put off by the unusual look of the characters? Don't let yourself be scared away!

Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Phrasebooks Series, Essential Cantonese is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of Hong Kong. ...

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Overview

A concise Cantonese phrase book and guide to Cantonese language, Essential Cantonese contains basic vocabulary necessary for communicating in Cantonese.

Have you ever considered learning Cantonese, but been put off by the unusual look of the characters? Don't let yourself be scared away!

Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Phrasebooks Series, Essential Cantonese is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of Hong Kong. Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to Canton or for students who want to supplement their learning (and get an A in Cantonese class!), this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as an Cantonese phrasebook or as a Cantonese to English Dictionary / English to Cantonese Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Cantonese without the need to say a single word or read a single character. You will soon find yourself turning to Essential Cantonese again and again when visiting and working or interacting with Cantonese speakers

In this book you will find:

  • Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use.
  • A glossary of over 200 terms and expressions.
  • Terms and phrases covering essential aspects of traveling and living in China.

Titles in this bestselling series of phrasebooks include: Essential Japanese, Essential Chinese, Essential Korean, Essential Tagalog, and Essential Arabic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780794601546
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/15/2003
  • Series: Essential Phrasebook Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 981,789
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Pronunciation

Useful lists; Courtesies; Conversation; Eating out; On the road; Public transportation; Overnight accommodations; Money matters; Mail and telephone; Shopping; At the Tourist Information Center; Sports; Sickness; Parts of a car, parts of a bicycle, camping equipment.

Word list

Basic grammar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2009

    Trying to learn Cantonese now...

    ...when I could have learned it years ago. I want to be able to say "Neih hou! Nei hou ma?" to my Uncle who lives in Hong Kong, but, still... there are some things missed in this book. Maybe I will have to buy another one.

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