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How would you explain, for example, the English “sentences suffixes” in the following: If it is a social gathering, she might add something like “Ngoh sinsaang sing Joi Joi Joi 3. A asks B what his name is.

Also, selections from earlier dialogues can often be used during free conversation practice of the lesson under study. Keuih mhhaih gong Seuhnghoiwa j keuih gong Gwokyuh. Carry on the suggested conversations following the pattern of the example.

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In certain sentences stress differences alone indicate dif- ference in message content. Listen to your teacher as he holds his nose and says: Cantonesse the Cantonese ebooks online, listen to the Cantonese audios and cantpnese your Cantonese pronunciation with our online recorder or download the files to use whenever you want.

A Verb Phrase consists of a verb alone, a verb and preceding modifier sor a verb and its following object sor a combination of these.

Outside mainland China, it is spoken by the majority population cantonesr Hong Kong and Macau in everyday life. Record your pronunciation and play it back as many times as you want. It is classed as an adverb because it is always linked to a verb, preceding it.

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Keuihdeih sik gong Toihsaanwa. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. In this book we mark seven tones, but your teacher may only have six, and the tapes accompanying the text include the speech of some speakers with only six tones.

In English a courteous tone of voice is perhaps the best counterpart to the a sentence suffix. Although historically descended from a single mother tongue, the various Chinese dialects are today different languages.

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No, I’m an American. Gam, aeih slk ihslk Tingaan a? A woman teacher ffsi Wong may be addressed as Slnsaang or as Wohng Slnsaang. When high falling tones occur in succession without inter- vening pause, all but the final one are pronounced as high level. What we call sentence suffixes are also called “final particles” and “sentence finals.

This rise and fall over sentence length we call an “intonation. After student suc- ceeds in saying something right. This Cantonese Basic Course is a course in spoken Cantonese.

Cantonese has no known alternate names. Hohkaaang Deuimhjyuh, ngoh mhhaih Leih Taai.

Questions which in English would be answered by yes or no, are formed in Cantonese by coupling the positive and negative forms of a verb fsj, and requiring an echo answer of the suitable one.

The system of romanization used in the text is a modification of the Huang-Kok Yale romanization. A fourth column indicates where the item first occurs in the text. One form may cover action in progress, intended action, past action, rsi statement. Did these free Cantonese courses help you? Sentence suffix a is not substitutable for ne in this type of sentence, a not having an interrogative sense of its own.


FSI – Cantonese – Basic Course – Volume 1

Tongue position for vowels is described in vertical terms and in horizontal terms. Ngoh mhhaih Wohng T: Hoh Siuje sik mhsik gong Seuhnghoiwa a? See Drills 10, 11 2. Ngoh sing seems more commonly used than siusing, but gwaising is more common than Neih sing meyeh a? By expressive rise and fall of his voice, by varying his “tone of voice,” the cantpnese can indicate that he is angry or happy, doubtful or certain, being polite or rude, suggesting or demanding.

Wong says no, that he is xantonese Shanghai man. Sik gong sesiu je. Now don’t look at your books, and recite after me. They will not be able to discuss politics or their jobs or other topics of fs specialized nature. Students will read the notes of each lesson outside of class, and questions they have on the text will be answered in English by the linguist during periods set aside for that purpose.

Keuih slk mhsik gong Ying- man a? Students should gesture to indicate pronouns. The system of tonal spelling we will use in this book is a modified form of the Huang-Kok Yale romanization.

He speaks both Shanghai dialect and Mandarin. I, me, my, mine; to word class: Amazon Rapids Fun fsk for kids on the go.

Expand the cue sentence as indicated in the example. He is someone who teaches English. I can speak itcan’t write it. Give the gift of language!