Links

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.

Learning Cantonese

  • Adam Sheik’s page on learning Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese

    http://www.cantonese.sheik.co.uk/
    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

  • Cantonese Phonics

    Cantonese Phonics
    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

Dictionaries

  • Cantodict

    http://cantonese.sheik.co.uk/dictionary

    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.

Word Lists

Proverbs

Websites for audio pronunciations of Cantonese words

Stroke order references

  • Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) page on stroke order

    http://stroke-order.learningweb.moe.edu.tw/character.do

    This website is a traditional Chinese Mandarin reference that contains a computerized applet that shows the stroke by stroke method for writing Chinese words.

Cantonese computer input tools

  • Online Cantonese Input Methods

    • http://cantoneseinput.com

      A 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 IME

      This 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

    http://safele.com/hk

    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.

Cantonese organizations

  • Cantonese Culture

    http://cantoneseculture.com/page_OrganizationPurpose/index.aspx

    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.

  • Meetup.com

    http://meetup.com

    You may be able to find a local group interested in Cantonese through meetup.com.