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It uses all the basic grammatical structures of the language and a vocabulary of approximately words. I’ll point to someone, and that gong. This will start the download.

No, I’m an American. Keuih dou slk gong He also can speak Gwokyuh.

FSI – Cantonese – Basic Course – Volume 1

Meihgwokyahn mhsik gong Gwongdungwa. No, he’s a Japanese. A menu should appear on your screen when you do. Sinsaang haih mhhaih Is the gentleman i.

Cantonese is the prestige language of the Cantonese people. Keuihdeih gong meyeh wa a? See Drills 10, 11 2. Cantonese, or Standard Cantonese, is a language that originated in the vicinity of Canton i. By expressive rise and fall of his voice, by varying his “tone of voice,” the speaker can indicate that he is angry or happy, doubtful or certain, being polite or rude, suggesting or demanding. Cantonese is spoken in: It is recommended that the rhythm of the drills not be interrupted by questions in English.


Many people do not have a high falling tone in their speech, and use high level tone in place of high falling. Chahn Saang sesla language what language? Keuih sing Cantobese ge.

Now I’ll ask gsi, and you answer daap ngoh. A, deuimhjyuh, Jeung Saang. Chao, we graph the tones of Cantonese on a scale of one to five, thus: How would you explain, for example, the English “sentences suffixes” in the following: Keuih sing iVohng ge. One form may cover action in progress, intended action, past action, general statement. This section is to be performed in class for cantpnese linguist or the teacher, though the students may prepare it beforehand if they like.

From that menu select ” Save Link As Wong gives his name, and asks Mr. Deuimhjyuh, ngoh mhhaih Jeung Siuje. Keuih haih mhhaih Seuhng- hoiyahn a?

Gam, keuih hohk mhhohk Seuhnghoiwa a? Psychologically this establishes the habit of using only Cantonese in classes with the instructor.

These words and phrases are glossed in Cantonese and English at the foot of each conversation in the printed text, but students will not be held responsible for learning them. In that case it is performed as a liaten- and-repeat drill, the students echoing the teacher.


The initials are consonants. Keuih haib ihhaih Gwongdungyahn a? Neih haih mhhaih Leih.

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caantonese Ngoh haih Seuhng- hoiyahn. Neih pahngyauh sing A: In English such a person is usually canttonese to as ‘Cantonese,’ the English name deriving from the city of Canton in Kwangtung province.

Sluje bowing slightly Mr. Ngoh haih Jung- gwoyahn. In total, though, the phonological correspondences are quite complex, as witnessed by a series of artioles on fsk subject in a Japanese linguistic journal which runs 26 pages long.

Sentence suffix a is not substitutable for ne in this type of sentence, a not having an interrogative sense of its own. There is no counterpart vowel in American English with a similar sound, but you can produce the sound by protruding your lips while you sustain the “e” [E] sound of the English word “less. Lead Sentences and Follow Sentences.

From that menu select ” Save Link As Is Miss Cheung an American? He is an Englishman. Buy two blue hats. Two auxiliary verbs appear in Lesson Three: