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Colloquial Cantonese (224 pages, Audio CDs & Cassettes)

Colloquial Cantonese (224 pages, Audio CDs & Cassettes)
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Gregory James and Keith S.T. Tong

Cantonese is that variety of Chinese which is spoken in wide areas of the southern coastal provinces of Guangdong and Guanqxi, in Hong Kong and in Macao. It is also the dominant form of Chinese spoken in many families of the 'chinatowns' throughout the world.

Colloquial Cantonese features:

  • dialogues of everyday encounters and situations
  • exercises for regular practice
  • a pronunciation guide
  • clear, concise grammar notes
  • a list of useful vocabulary
  • a two-way glossary section of key words and phrases
  • audio material to enhance pronunciation and listening skills
  • an author introduction to the course

    Colloquial Cantonese is easy to use and completely up-to-date! Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Cantonese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes Colloquial Cantonese your best choice in personal language learning?
    * it's interactive - lots of exercises for regular practice
    * it's clear - concise grammar notes
    * it's practical - useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
    * it's complete - including answer key and special reference section.

    CDs accompany the course to help you with listening and pronunciation skills. By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in a broad range of situations


    Product ID: 31194     ISBN-13: 9780415306249     ISBN-10: 0415306248
    Category: Learn
    Supporting languages: Cantonese (Chinese), Chinese
    Platforms/media types: Audio Cassette, Printed Matter, Audio CD
    Specifications: Audio Cassette Player
    The Routledge Colloquial series is our most popular series of language courses. This is due to the excellent quality, low cost, and amazing range of available languages. The Colloquial series is available in: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic (Egyptian, Levantine, Saudi), Basque, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Cantonese, Chinese, Croatian & Serbian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Gujarati, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazialian or Continental), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Spanish (Latin American or European), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and Welsh!
    Each course comes with a book containing lessons and a basic dictionary and either one or two tapes or CDs. These are beginning to intermediate level courses, perfect for travellers, brushing up on skills, or supplementary use.The Colloquial Series is Routledge's acclaimed series of language courses which teach you languages as they are written and spoken today in their native countries and regions. With 50 languages covered, the Colloquial Series offers the widest choice and best help available for today's language learner.
    Each one is a complete and accessible course ideal for beginners in the language, or those with a basic knowledge. By the end of each course you will be able to communicate confidently in everyday encounters and situations, whether for pleasure, business or study.


  • all courses are written by experienced teachers of the language.
  • all audio materials are recorded by native speakers.
  • you can be certain that all material is up-to-date.


  • these books, cassettes and CDs are the perfect size for travel -- on your personal cassette player, CD player, or laptop computer.
  • combine the three media for the most thorough method available: read the books, listen to the cassettes or CDs, then enjoy the CD-ROMs.


    All the following formats are available:

  • book: contains all the information necessary to learn the language.
  • cassettes: Each language has one or, in most cases, two 60-minute cassettes (selected titles also have two 60-minute audio CDs). These provide accompanying material for the book and are recommended for practicing pronunciation and listening skills.
  • pack: contains both book and cassette (or audio CD) material. Recommended as the best format for getting the most out of your language course.
  • CD-ROM: make the most of electronic education offered in Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.