Below, you will find links to various resources. Some websites fit into more than one section, so you may find a dictionary website under the section for websites which can pronounce Cantonese words.
Adam Sheik’s page on learning Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese
This site helps you to learn Cantonese. It has a flash card feature that shows you a new word everyday, word lists, links, a great dictionary and many other features. Strongly recommended site for learning Cantonese.
Books for Cantonese learners
This website looks fairly small right now, but they seem to have a good idea. I hope they continue to develop in the future.
General reference in Cantonese
Cantonese Resources Blog
Contains links to many high-quality linguistic resources.
The most sophisticated and complete Cantonese-English dictionary on the web. It has been around for quite some time, and you can find most of the Cantonese words you will want to look up or use. There are various different modes of operation, including the ability to look up the Cantonese from the English meaning, look up Chinese characters, look up by Radical, Unicode value, Jyutping.
- http://cantonese.caThis website also contains many some pronunciations of words.
Cartoon Proverbs on Cantonese Resources Blog
Many of these cartoons are very funny!
Websites for audio pronunciations of Cantonese words
TTS means Text To Speech. This website lets you paste in a block of Chinese text and then allows you to hear the pronunciation.
Chinese Character Database
A website that lets you look up the Cantonese pronunciations of a word and its meaning in English. It also provides audio files for the Cantonese pronunciation.
Character Dictionary – English to Chinese Dictionary
There is a Jyutping Cantonese column that appears after searching in the dictionary that allows you to hear the Cantonese pronunciation for a word.
Stroke order references
Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) page on stroke order
This website is a traditional Chinese Mandarin reference that contains a computerized applet that shows the stroke by stroke method for writing Chinese words.
This website contains a stroke order tool that displays stroke order graphically. There are many other great tools on this site, which also generates bingo cards, and other teacher-friendly tools, but the stroke order tool is my favourite.
Cantonese computer input tools
Online Cantonese Input Methods
- http://cantoneseinput.comA site that allows you to write Cantonese words by using English-like input and paging through a list of choices. You can also type in English words, and the Cantonese equivalent appears as a result. Sometimes, the phonetics of the site are strict, and you must use an “n” instead of an “l” because the traditional way of saying a word that is popularly spoken with an “l” sound was originally spoken with an “n” sound.
- Cantonese Phonetic IMEThis site lets you input Cantonese using Sidney Lau and other input methods. Its cut and paste works consistently on Windows, which is important for regular use.
Safe Internet Search Engine
A website that allows you to search for Cantonese words by typing in the first letter of the romanized form of the word. After typing in the first letter, a list of Chinese words appear, and if you recognize the one you want to use, you can click on it.
Try the voice chat, it’s fun! Because it’s a chatroom, it’s more interesting and interactive than many other methods of learning Cantonese
This site contains some Cantonese texts and appears to have been created to protest a controversial type of Cantonese pronunciation. I am not sure if this site is active, or if the contact information is up to date.
You may be able to find a local group interested in Cantonese through meetup.com.