Die Bezeichnung der Sprache engl. "Cantonese" (1855-60) bezieht sich auf die Stadt Chinas, in der es die vorherrschende Sprache ist, engl. "Canton", dt. "Kanton"Hauptstadt der Provinz Guangdong.
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- •A Cantonese Talking Syllabary
- •A Chinese-Cantonese Syllabary A Chinese Syllabary Pronounced according to the Dialect of Canton
- •Cantonese-Mandarin-English Dictionary
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The Cantonese language is one of the major languages of the Chinese language group. It is the speech of the Cantonese people in the south-eastern part of Mainland China (especially in the Guangdong province), Hong Kong, Macau, and overseas Chinese of Cantonese origin. The accent as spoken in Guangzhou is considered the standard. Cantonese includes other (sub)dialects such as Taishan dialect or Waitau.
Cantonese is the standard Chinese language in overseas Chinese communities.
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"Cantonese" or "Yue" is a major Chinese dialect group or language, a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. The exact number of Cantonese speakers is unknown due to a lack of statistics and census data. The areas with the highest concentration of speakers are in Guangdong and some parts of Guangxi in southern mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Cantonese is the de facto official language of Hong Kong. Other major groups include Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia. The name is derived from Canton, an old French romanized Western name for Guangdong. The current most popular form of romanization for learning purposes is Yale Romanization.
Different dialects of Cantonese exist; the most widely spoken is the Guangzhou dialect, often referred to simply as "Cantonese". The Guangzhou dialect is a lingua franca of not just Guangdong province, but also the overseas Cantonese speaking diaspora. The Guangzhou dialect is also spoken in Hong Kong, one of the financial and cultural centres of the world. In addition to the Guangzhou dialect, the Taishan dialect, one of the sei yap or siyi (??) dialects that come from Guangdong counties from whence a majority of Exclusion-era Cantonese-Chinese immigrants emigrated, continues to be spoken both by recent immigrants from Taishan and even by third-generation Chinese Americans of Cantonese ancestry alike.
Like other major varieties of Chinese, Cantonese is often considered a dialect of a single Chinese language for cultural or nationalistic reasons, though in practice Cantonese, like many other Chinese language varieties, is mutually unintelligible with many other Chinese "dialects". See Identification of the varieties of Chinese.
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Cantonese is spoken by at least 71 million people mainly in the south east of China, particularly in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan. It is also spoken in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines and among Overseas Chinese communities in many other countries.
Useful Cantonese phrases
A collection of useful phrases in Cantonese in traditional characters and Yale Romanization. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.
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Cantonese words (southern China, Hong Kong):
- "bok" choy, meaning "white vegetable."
- "chop" chop, means "hurried."
- "chop" suey, from a word meaning "miscellaneous bits."
- "chow", related to chop in chop suey, from a word meaning "food, miscellany."
- "chow" chow, means "doggie."
- "ketchup", from a word meaning "tomato sauce."
- "kumquat", a small citrus fruit.
- "typhoon", from the words for "great wind."
- "wok", meaning "cauldron."
- "yen", meaning a "yearning" or "strong desire."
Limericks on "Cantonese"
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Limericks on "Cantonese enamel"
- 1. A Chinese dildo .
- 2. Any dildo . See dildo for synonyms.
Profile of Cantonese - An overview of the Cantonese language (UCLA Linguistics Department)
Cantonese | Cantonese Citations | Cantonese Links
Key Dialects: "Yuehai", "Siyi", "Gaoyang", "Guinan"
spoken: Mandarin statewide, Cantonese de facto in Hong Kong and Macau
Words originating in Cantonese: wok | chop suey | typhoon | chow | yen
- Cantonese Language Association - Information about learning Cantonese.
- Cantonese Pronunciation Dictionary - Cantonese uses almost all the same characters as Mandarin - but with different pronunciations.
- Ethnologue - China - Cantonese and Mandarin are not the only Chinese dialects - nor is Chinese the only language in China. This site introduces over 200 dialects and languages.
- Learn Cantonese - Information about colloquial Cantonese.
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Engl. "Cantonese" taucht in der Literatur um das Jahr 1800 auf.