1st Edition

Modern Cantonese Book 2 A textbook for global learners

By Siu-lun Lee Copyright 2023
    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    The second volume of Modern Cantonese aims to facilitate learners in understanding the main ideas expressed in conversations and discussions, as well as exchanging information.

    This book is structured around situational scenarios, which cover informal and semi-formal settings in daily activities and work-related situations. After completing this volume, learners will be able to understand conversations and discussions relating to a range of activities in Hong Kong, Macau, and Shenzhen.

    This book is targeted at intermediate learners of Cantonese, while language teachers and linguists interested in Cantonese as a second language may also find it informative.


    A Note on the Volumes


    How to use this book

    Meet the characters in this book

    Lesson 1: Spending a day in Mongkok – Heui Wohnggok wáan yāt yaht

    Lesson 2: Places of interest in Tsim Sha Tsui – Táiháh Jīmsājéui yáuhcheui ge deihfōng

    Lesson 3: Attending a job interview in Central – Heui Jūngwàahn gin gūng

    Lesson 4: Having fun in an amusement park – Heui yàuhlohkchèuhng wáan

    Lesson 5: Going hiking on the Peak – Heui Sāandéng hàahng sāan

    Lesson 6: Attending a concert in Hung Hom – Heui Hùhngham tái yíncheungwúi

    Lesson 7: Making a food trip to Shenzhen – Heui Sāmjan sihkyéh

    Lesson 8: Taking the ferry to Cheung Chau – Chóh syùhn heui Chèuhng Jāu

    Lesson 9: Seeing the sights in Macau – Heui Oumún léuihhàhng

    Lesson 10: Discussing Cantonese culture – Tóuleuhn Gwóngdūng màhnfa

    Appendix 1

    Appendix 2

    Appendix 3


    Siu-lun Lee is Senior Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has over 25 years of experience teaching Cantonese at the tertiary level. His research interests include applied linguistics, Cantonese studies, Chinese linguistics, sociolinguistics and language teaching pedagogy.