The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2010 – 296 pages
COLLOQUIAL CANTONESE is easy to use and completely up to date!
Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers 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?
Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice
Clear – concise grammar notes
Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
Complete – including answer key and reference section
Whether you're a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism, you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday - if you'd like to get up and running with Cantonese this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations
The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.
Paperback: 978-0-415-47886-1 (please note this does not include the audio)
eBook: 978-0-203-85476-1 (Please note this does not include the audio. Available to purchase separately from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)
MP3s: 978-0-415-56970-5 (available to purchase separately from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)
Pack: 978-0-415-47887-8 (paperback and CDs)
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Gaāujai Meeting People 2. Máaih-yéh Shopping 3. Sihou Interests and Leisure Activities 4. Sìhgaan Telling the Time 5. Ngoihbíu Physical Appearances 6. Gachìhn Prices 7. Fāan-gōng Commuting 8. Kéuihdeih jouh-gán mātyéh? What are they Doing? 9. Bōng ngóh jouh dī yéh Can You Help Me? 10. Hái bīndouh? Where is it? 11. Giu yéh sihk Ordering Food 12. Tīnhei The Weather 13. Yīfuhk The Clothes We Wear 14. Léuihhàhng gīngyihm Traveling Experiences 15. Dá-dihnwá On the Telephone Key to Exercises Cantonese–English Glossary English–Cantonese Glossary Further Reading Appendix Index of Grammatical Structures
Dana Bourgerie is an Associate Professor of Chinese at Brigham Young University.
Listen to Sample Audio For The Course:
If you’re thinking about buying this course, why not listen to the audio tracks below for a taster?
These samples are from the audio CD included in this great value Colloquial Pack, or available separately in the audio CD, to accompany the paperback.