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Colloquial Cantonese Book & Online Audio 2nd Edition
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Dana Scott Bourgerie Keith S. T. Tong
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Colloquial Cantonese Book & Online Audio 2nd Edition

Dana Scott Bourgerie Keith S. T. Tong Gregory James



Language Learning - Adults » Texts;
Fiction & Non Fiction » Beginner Self-Study;
Fiction & Non Fiction » Cantonese;
Language Learning - Adults » Cantonese;
Languages » Cantonese


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Colloquial Cantonese: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Cantonese as it is written and spoken today.

Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Cantonese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Colloquial Cantonese is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.

Key features include:

A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Hong Kong An overview of the sounds of Cantonese Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Cantonese is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Cantonese.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.


By:   Dana Scott Bourgerie, Keith S. T. Tong, Gregory James
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   386g
ISBN:   9781138958227
ISBN 10:   1138958220
Series:   Colloquial
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   August 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Primary
Language:   Cantonese
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 Structures

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


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