Colloquial Cantonese

Colloquial Cantonese : The Complete Course for Beginners

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COLLOQUIAL CANTONESE is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Cantonese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL CANTONESE your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive - lots of exercises for regular practice Clear - concise grammar notes Practical - useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide Complete - including answer key and reference section Whether you're a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism, you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday - if you'd like to get up and running with Cantonese this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations Audio material to accompany the course is available to download freely in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1138950084
  • 9781138950085

About Dana Scott Bourgerie

Dana Bourgerie is an Associate Professor of Chinese at Brigham Young University.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Gaaujai Meeting People 2. Maaih-yeh Shopping 3. Sihou Interests and Leisure Activities 4. Sihgaan Telling the Time 5. Ngoihbiu Physical Appearances 6. Gachihn Prices 7. Faan-gong Commuting 8. Keuihdeih jouh-gan matyeh? What are they Doing? 9. Bong ngoh jouh di yeh Can You Help Me? 10. Hai bindouh? Where is it? 11. Giu yeh sihk Ordering Food 12. Tinhei The Weather 13. Yifuhk The Clothes We Wear 14. Leuihhahng gingyihm Traveling Experiences 15. Da-dihnwa On the Telephone Key to Exercises Cantonese-English Glossary English-Cantonese Glossary Further Reading Appendix Index of Grammatical Structuresshow more