Containing over 45,000 entries that aim to capture the core words of the language, this dictionary features bold, blue headwords that offer users accessibility and make it easy to navigate. It is useful for school, travel, and business.
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This textbook is designed for students of Chinese as a second/foreign language who have had three years of study at college. Focus on topics of international business and foreign trade, the book offers advanced training in vocabulary, grammar, and rhetoric. With an emphasis on communication and practicality, the textbook contains detailed explanations for word usages and sentence structures, and ample exercises of different kinds, each targeting at a specific skill area. It also includes various authentic materials, including documents, forms, and letters, etc. in addition, it provides some useful cultural information and business background knowledge in each lesson.
Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Cantonese as spoken by native speakers in Hong Kong. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in current Cantonese. This makes it the ideal reference source for all learners and users of Cantonese, irrespective of level, in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. Moreover, it will provide a lasting and reliable resource for all fluent speakers of the language.
The book is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Cantonese grammar. Arranged by both syntactic categories and language functions, the Grammar provides an in-depth treatment of structures and pays special attention to idiom and speech registers, including trendy language.
Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. A glossary, extensive index and generous use of cross-references provide readers with easy access to the information they require.
- comprehensive pronunciation section
- full use of examples from films, advertising and authentic conversations
- Cantonese-English parallels highlighted throughout the book
- all examples given in Cantonese characters as well as Yale romanization
- a Companion Website with supplementary multimedia material.
Stephen Matthews is Associate Professor in Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong and Virginia Yip is Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. They are Directors of the Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre and have previously co-authored: Basic Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook (Routledge, 1999) and Intermediate Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook (Routledge, 2000).
Cantonese is an official language of Hong Kong and Macau, and the dominant dialect of Chinese spoken in the province of Guangdong. Spoken by nearly 60 million people worldwide, it is understood by much of the Chinese diaspora population across the world and rivals Mandarin as the lingua franca of south China and ethnic Chinese living abroad. Unique among all the Chinese dialects, Cantonese also has a writing system that is distinct from Mandarin Chinese and makes use of characters generally not understood by non-Cantonese speakers. Contains 4,000 dictionary entries, and each entry includes Cantonese characters and intuitive phonetics. Also provides concise grammar and pronunciation sections.
A comprehensive, up-to-date Cantonese reference for students and travelers from a trusted name in foreign language study.Spoken by nearly 60 million people, Cantonese rivals Mandarin as the lingua franca of both south China and of the worldwide Chinese diaspora population. Unique among all the Chinese dialects, Cantonese also has a writing system that is distinct from Mandarin Chinese and makes use of characters generally not understood by non-Cantonese speakers. The Cantonese Practical Dictionary includes over 14,000 entries, providing students and travelers with a portable, yet comprehensive resource for everyday use.
Cantonese is an official language of Hong Kong and Macau, and written Cantonese is commonly found on street signs in Hong Kong as well as in newspapers and novels. The spoken language also exerts a strong cultural influence on East Asia, due to the prominence of Hong Kong's film and music industries. This is also a useful guide for Cantonese heritage speakers, or as English-Cantonese resource for ESL students.
- The "Moonlight" or "Starlight" Tribe
- The "Ant" Tribe
- The "Corporate Insects"
- The "Diamond Man"
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