Archive for the ‘Learn Cantonese Online’ Category

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I found some great sites about Learning Cantonese:

Learning Chinese in China: a Whole World Apart

Before you start learning Chinese, be sure that you know which part of China you will be visiting so that you can learn that particular dialect. For example, if you are planning on visiting Hong Kong, you will want to learn Cantonese, …

Publish Date: 09/30/2010 10:44

Learn Cantonese Chinese In Style

Learn Cantonese Chinese so that you can really impress the locals on your next trip abroad. Check out these simple,easy to learn Cantonese Chinese phrases and your experience of the country will be so much richer.

Publish Date: 09/12/2010 18:46

EuroTalk Interactive – Vocabulary Builder! Learn Cantonese

EuroTalk Interactive – Vocabulary Builder! Learn Cantonese. Record your own cartoons and play them back in your own “cinema”; Nine games of varying difficulty, with points awarded for correct answers; More than 100 words, …

Publish Date: 09/14/2010 15:56

Get A Podcast – Learn Cantonese | – Learn

Learn Cantonese with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically …

Publish Date: 07/08/2010 16:52

postheadericon Learn SCARY Cantonese

I happened to find a very good Cantonese learning video by MissYau’s Asian-SuperAsian Channel.
We can learn these “Scary” Cantonese expressions:

  1. 你玩嘢啊?lei wan yeh ah?)  Are you kidding (me)? Playing games?
  2. 你买定棺材啊你!(lei mai ding goon choi ah lei.)  Put a down payment on your coffin. Or get your coffin ready. It’s a threat or curse.  Are you scared yet? Watch this fun video.
  3. 唔好煩啊你 Mm – mo – fan – ah – lei. ) Don’t be a nuisance. Or “Stop bothering me.”

Please note that she does not use Jyutping.  For Jyutping, it is like this:


粤拼 nei5 waan4 je5 aa4
Yale nei5 waan4 ye5 aa4


粤拼 nei5 maai5 ding6 gun1 coi4 aa1 nei5
Yale nei5 maai5 ding6 gun1 choi4 aa1 nei5


粤拼 m4 hou2 faan4 aa1 nei5
Yale m4 hou2 faan4 aa1 nei5

More and more people are using “lei” instead of “nei” for (you), even for people older than me.

Is it SCARY Cantonese or not, but it’s basic Cantonese, or colloquial Cantonese. It is Cantonese youtube, or Youtube Cantonese lesson. Way to go MissYau!

postheadericon Learn to Cook in Cantonese(1)

Maria Wong created a great food channel in Youtube. Unlike others, her videos are all made with her heart and we really love it.

This week she teaches how to make “Fried Prawns in spicy sauce”:

You don’t need to understand all the Cantonese she speaks here, but at least the first sentence:
大家好, 今日廚師介紹做過幹燒大蝦
Jyutping:daai6gaa1 hou2 gam1 jat6 cyu4si1 gaai3siu6 zou6 gwo3 gon3siu1 daai6 haa1
Hello everyone, today the chef introduce (teach) how to make a “dry burn big shrimp (Fried Prawns in spicy sauce)”.
She repeated “daai6 haa1” (prawns) or just “haa1″(shrimps) many times.

Stay tuned, we will help to learn Cantonese as well as Maria’s cooking. She is from Hong Kong and lives in Germany.

This is an advanced Cantonese lesson, which trains your listening comprehension, but the beginners can pick up some basic phrases from her speech too.

postheadericon How To Say Happy Mother’s Day in Cantonese and Mandarin

Although we had this on this site before, but here is a new version with a little girl learning to say “Happy Mother’s Day”

mŭ qīn jié kuài lè
母 亲 节 快 乐

Mandarin first, then Cantonese,then Mandarin word by word again.

From ChineseBay, we all wish you a great Mother’s Day ever!

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I really want to tell you how much miss my mother in Guangzhou. I have not seen her for nearly four years.

postheadericon Three Free Cantonese Lessons from MyCantonese.Net

Lesson One: Hello!

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(Just click on the Chinese characters for the sound of Cantonese)

Lesson Two: He has money! I don’t have time! How do you say these in Cantonese?

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Lesson Three: Holiday Greetings! How do you say Happy Birthday in Cantonese?

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postheadericon Learn Cantonese in Singapore

Where or how can you learn Cantonese in Singapore?

I must thank all ChineseBay visitors from Singapore who encourage us to open a special section here at for more people in Singapore to learn Cantonese online.

ChineseBay is now based in Silicon Valley, Northern California, USA, but we got lots of visitors all over the world and a look at our alexa ranking ( refer to ) Today, our ranking is Singapore is 77,731 while US ranking is 118,445 among millions of web sites globally. Encouraging numbers but we still need to work harder to offer you all, whether in Singapore or not, better Cantonese learning materials for you to master Cantonese with ease and fun.

Where To Learn Cantonese in Singapore?
Answer: Two places you can learn or pick up some basic or practical Cantonese:
1) The local Meetup The Singapore Cantonese Language Meetup Group organized by the nice and lovely girl Hasumi.
They now have 269 Cantonese Speakers and growing. Come and meet other local Cantonese Speakers to practice the language. They will have “34th Cantonese Meetup Happy Lunar New Year in 2 weeks”.

2) Want to learn some basic Cantonese first before you join them? You can learn online at these web sites:
A) : Basic Cantonese (more free lessons are coming!) | Cantonese Phrasebook With Sound

B) Cantonese Podcasts and MP3 Download with short lessons.
C) : three free Cantonese lessons with sound in Flash.
D) Written chinese character help sheets with cantonese pronunciation

postheadericon Learn Cantonese TV

We are testing the learning TV for Cantonese learners.
Different video programs will be replayed again and again until you learned all of them.
But we will put on new ones every month or maybe even weekly.

Click this to turn on the TV now: Continue reading “Learn Cantonese TV” »

postheadericon Cantonese Phrasebook (beta)

Cantonese Phrase Book in PDF format with sound

Finally, upon requests from many users, we publish a beta version of Cantonese Phrasebook.

To download, click to this post Continue reading “Cantonese Phrasebook (beta)” »

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Cantonese Lesson One
Join us for a Webinar on May 26
This is a test lesson online for Cantonese learner
Title: Cantonese Lesson One
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
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