[ US /ˌkæntəˈniz/ ]
  1. the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
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How To Use Cantonese In A Sentence

  • Both Mandarin ba and Cantonese baat go back to Proto-Sino-Tibetan *bʀyat but this word is without any reconstructable tone. Mommy, where do tones come from?
  • The word "eight", for example, is pronounced ba with high tone in Mandarin and as baat in Cantonese with middle tone. Mommy, where do tones come from?
  • You are of course quite right to note that it is not merely a phonetical transcription, nonetheless, there is no direct connection to Black men, except for the fact that, when read deg kei in Cantonese it transcribes the English word "Darkie". CHINESE SWEARING.
  • They were frequently dismayed to be identified as beifangren ‘northerners’ when they spoke their southern dialect of the national language putonghua, or Mandarin rather than Cantonese. China’s Natural Mason-Dixon Line « Far Outliers
  • I ordered Cantonese-style flat rice noodles at a Malay restaurant a couple of weekends ago, and it came as a full-on fried kway teow (noodles fried with soya sauce in oil) and surrounded by an Chinese-style sauce thickened with cornflour and egg, to which meat and vegetables had been added. 2009 November — Fusion Despatches
  • Many varieties of Chinese, including both Mandarin and Cantonese, do not distinguish voiced and voiceless stops and affricates.
  • We have some typical cantonese food today: Roast Suckling Pig.the Battle between the Dragon and the Tiger.Fried Milk.Salt- Baked Chicken and Dog Meat Casserole.
  • They were exchanging views in Cantonese while enumerating the names of my baby's organs in English.
  • As soon as I came to Malaysia I discovered Cantonese is not spoken as much as yelled, and with twelve excited and enthusiatic ladies crammed around my dining table, the decibels rose and rose. Cantonese for Beginners
  • If today's your pay day and you have a sudden craving for Cantonese food, why not go to the Grand Hyatt's Canton restaurant for a try?
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