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A proposal to change the broadcast language of local TV stations from Cantonese to Mandarin sparked protests from Cantonese speakers in southern China to Hong Kong. Hundreds took to the streets to show their lack of support for this proposal as they saw this as a threat against their language. Mandarin has often been promoted as the official language of government and the primary language of instruction in schools. Even though Mandarin is a popular Chinese language, Cantonese [...]
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Cantonese, or Standard Cantonese, is a variant of Cantonese (Yue) Chinese. It is commonly spoken in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau, and by many overseas Chinese. There are about 71 million speakers. Please note that our Cantonese dictionary is written in roman characters. In order to reproduce the different tones, the author used transcription conventions that are explained in this pronunciation guide (MS Word format, 6 kb).
Download our free dictionary (for Windows or Android) and browse both the Cantonese-English and the English-Cantonese lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
Download our free dictionary for Android! Browse the wordlists, look up words and practice your vocabulary at your own rhythm. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
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Cantonese > English: 1,217 words
English > Cantonese: 1,250 words
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: March 5, 2002
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