Learning Cantonese? Come and download the free FSI Cantonese Basic language course, includes hours of free Cantonese audio and self-learning materials. Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page FSI Cantonese – produced originally by the Foreign Service Institute to help you learn Cantonese, this course is intended to lead you to a minimum.

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FSI – Cantonese – Basic Course – Volume 2

Lead Sentences dantonese Follow Sentences. Keuih haih mhhaih Gwong- dungyahn a? In reference to language sounds ‘aspirated’ means released with a puff of air. Hoh Siuie sik gong Seuhng- hoiwa.

Deuimhjyuh, ngoh mhhaih Jeung Saang. Bo yon know what language they are speaking? In the recapitulation section the conversation is repeated in full sentence form. Neih pahngyauh sing miyeh a?

Then breathe in and out through your mouth without moving your tongue from its 1 position. Click on “Allow” when the app asks to use your microphone.

The instructor speaks at natural speed, and the students learn to comprehend and speak at the same natural speed. Later, after moving on to a new lesson, the teacher has them act out the Basic Conversation of an earlier lesson as a form of review. Shanghai dialect They’re speaking the Shanghai dialect. We describe the ch sound in terms of voicing, air flow, and position of tongue against the roof of the mouth.


Chahn Taai sik gong Ying- man, daahnhaih mhsik gong Yahtbunwa. You have probably heard that Chinese languages are tone languages, and know this means that sounds which are the same except for rise and fall of the voice mean different things.

Jeung Siuje, jousahn 3. See Drills 5a, What language is he speaking?

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Ngoh sing seems more commonly used than siusing, but gwaising is more common than Neih sing meyeh a? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Give the gift of language! Click on “Allow” when cajtonese browser asks for permission to access the microphone.

This program does guide you through grammar, and the best part of the program are numerous drills – my favorite being vsi exercises” which help to thoroughly assimilate the material covered in each lesson. If the syllable ends with a consonant, the h still follows the vowel, but comes before the final consonant.

In position, the back surface of the tongue presses against the roof of the mouth at the soft palate, in the same position as for the English word “sing. Ngoh mhhaih Hoh Saang. Some say that the full forms denote more respect and the short forms are used in informal situations only.

The blade of the tongue is pressed flat against the ridge: Neih haih mhhaih Chahn Taai a?

The exception to this is Lesson One, which presents am overview of all the tones, consonant initials, and vocalic finals of the language, in addition cantojese giving an introduction to intonation and cantonewe.


Jeung Jeung Jeung If. Seuhnghoiwa tuhng Gwokyuh keuih dou slk gong ga. Fsk tongue position for the American ch and Cantonese ch differs. Beginning students, even advanced students, often have a lot of difficulty with sentence suffixes, because they don’t fit into categories which we recognize in English.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Chahn Siang alk gong sesiu ae ahslk ae daahnhaih ahalk ae Slk gong aeaiu, daahnhaih ahalk aa. A asks B what his name is. You will note that the high level tone is not recited traditionally. 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 “ee” [i] sound of the English letter “E.

All the conversations and drills in this book were written by native Cantonese speakers working under the canntonese of an American linguist who specified which grammatical points to cover and what situations were required.

Production of vowels, like production of consonants, is a matter of air flow, voicing, and positioning. The high falling tone in Cantonese undergoes tone sandhi in certain position, as follows: I want to learn a little English.