teaching my daughter cantonese

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waiyee

teaching my daughter cantonese

Postby waiyee » Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:54 am

I have been looking for audio tapes with cantonese/ english transalations to teach my daughter cantonese. I was born in New Zealand, so my cantonese is not that great but would love to learn and be able to teach my daughter. I have bought a few cds with cantonese nursery rhymes, I understand some but need the english translations in writing as I can only speak basic cantonese. Would like some fresh ideas of how to learn myself and to teach my daughter.

Au jeunting

how to learn cantonese.

Postby Au jeunting » Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:26 pm

If you want to learn cantonese the best way is to find the yale rominazation of the language and study it. There are many dictonaries and suplies on the internet and at book stores. My recomendation is use the yale rominaztion. I learned Cantonese for two years and have found sucess using it. The most important part is to speak as often as you can.

Paul Small

Re: how to learn cantonese.

Postby Paul Small » Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:53 pm

Au jeunting wrote:If you want to learn cantonese the best way is to find the yale rominazation of the language and study it. There are many dictonaries and suplies on the internet and at book stores. My recomendation is use the yale rominaztion. I learned Cantonese for two years and have found sucess using it. The most important part is to speak as often as you can.


Maybe LSHK (Linguistic Society of Hong Kong) Transcription (romanization) System is a better choice.
You can find more about it at http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/lexi-can/ click English and then User Guide.

Other good sites to share:
http://how2say.com (good for your request to say something in Cantonese)
http://www.chinesebay.com/cantonese/basic.asp (Basic Cantonese)
http://www.cantonese.sheik.co.uk/numbers.htm (Great site with lots of help sheets)

Guest

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:58 am

i bought the book "Teach yourself Cantonese" by hugh baker and ho pui kei. its a book with several lessons (two dialogues per lesson) and new vocab. it comes with two CDs that have the dialogues spoken. if you are dedicated, its a good way to teach yourself! or theres the expensive but pretty good pimsleur series.

Another guest

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Postby Another guest » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:30 pm

I'm going to second the recommendation of Pimsleur's courses, since they're still uncontestedly at the top of the pile.

Yes, they are expensive.

Yes, like everything else ever committed to digital media, they can be obtained illegally. But don't do that. It's illegal. Yes, it's free, but you can't do it because the law says so. So don't.

Don't, ok.



(don't)

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Re: how to learn cantonese.

Postby yuetwoh » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:48 am

Paul Small wrote:
Au jeunting wrote:If you want to learn cantonese the best way is to find the yale rominazation of the language and study it. There are many dictonaries and suplies on the internet and at book stores. My recomendation is use the yale rominaztion. I learned Cantonese for two years and have found sucess using it. The most important part is to speak as often as you can.


Maybe LSHK (Linguistic Society of Hong Kong) Transcription (romanization) System is a better choice.
You can find more about it at http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/lexi-can/ click English and then User Guide.

Other good sites to share:
http://how2say.com (good for your request to say something in Cantonese)
http://www.chinesebay.com/cantonese/basic.asp (Basic Cantonese)
http://www.cantonese.sheik.co.uk/numbers.htm (Great site with lots of help sheets)


I believe Yale romanization is better for people with English background. LSHK's jyutping romanization requires one to substitute several letters such as j for a y sound and z for a j sound.
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tfc.chin
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Re: how to learn cantonese.

Postby tfc.chin » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:23 am

yuetwoh wrote:
I believe Yale romanization is better for people with English background. LSHK's jyutping romanization requires one to substitute several letters such as j for a y sound and z for a j sound.


The Yale romanisation was intended for English people. Non-English speaking people, especially Europeans, might consider the (newer) jyutping scheme. This scheme usually fits their native speech better and is (largely) based on the International Phonetic Alphabet.

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Re: teaching my daughter cantonese

Postby Jugin » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:47 pm

I think that the best advice is to live for a period of time in the country what language you are learning..no matter what language it is..if you have such opportunity, it'll be good to travell with your daughter in China)) anycase all learners without such practice have accents..Luck

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Re: teaching my daughter cantonese

Postby vw120 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:45 am

Better Teaching policy will be your live teach like a teacher not any audio recorder.
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Re: teaching my daughter cantonese

Postby scoachby » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:14 am

Hello,
I have been looking for audio tapes with cantonese/ english transalations to teach my daughter cantonese. I was born in New Zealand, so my cantonese is not that great but would love to learn and be able to teach my daughter.


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