Colloquial Cantonese: The Complete Course for Beginners and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading Colloquial Cantonese: The Complete Course for Beginners on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Colloquial Cantonese: A Complete Language Course [Large Print] [Paperback]

Gregory James , Keith S. T. Tong
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition CDN $21.22  
Hardcover --  
Paperback CDN $27.25  
Paperback, Large Print, May 6 1997 --  
Audio, CD, Audiobook CDN $31.38  
Join Amazon Student in Canada


Book Description

May 6 1997 Colloquial Series
Colloquial Cantonese is easy to use and completely accomplishable. 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?
* interactive - lots of exercises for regular practice
* clear - concise grammar notes
* practical - useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
* 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 Details


Product Description

Review

`A must for all China hands.' - South China Morning Post --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Dana Bourgerie is an Associate Professor of Chinese at Brigham Young University.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Beginner Book July 22 2003
Format:Paperback
This is a good book if you really want to learn the language and have alot of time. It organizes everything by subject (time, shopping, etc.) with a list of vocabulary and dialogues. There are complete translations for any new phrases, plus they explain grammar so you really understand what you are saying and can apply it later on with new words you learn. The exercises are a little difficult until you really have a handle on the new words and phrases. You may not like this if you are going to Hong Kong and want to learn fast. This also teaches Hong Kong dialect, so there are some differences from Mainland Cantonese (my boyfriend's family is from Canton) but there is nothing that won't be understood anyway. It really explains the tones and I have been told by native speakers that my pronounciation is very good.
Was this review helpful to you?
2.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to understand! June 30 2002
Format:Audio Cassette
I didn't know anything cantonese when I picked up this book and tape set, and like another reviewer, after having spent quite some time with it all I remember is the word mango (an English cognate). I eventually gave up in frustration mainly because I couldn't figure out how to pronounce the words; They're book includes a pronunciation key that is frustatingly useless. If you still want to try it, good luck with colloquial cantonese!
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Great boot for beginners to intermediate May 24 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Of all the Cantonese books I've seen, I find this one to be clearly the best. No funky pinyin - this one is the same as found in most other Cantonese books - clear focus on spoken language only - don't even think of beginning to learn reading or writing with this ! - but very practical, progressive, pedagogical and clear, modern and even (sometimes) funny !
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Great boot for beginners to intermediate May 24 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Of all the Cantonese books I've seen, I find this one to be clearly the best. No funky pinyin - this one is the same as found in most other Cantonese books - clear focus on spoken language only - don't even think of beginning to learn reading or writing with this ! - but very practical, progressive, pedagogical and clear, modern and even (sometimes) funny !
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Great boot for beginners to intermediate May 24 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Of all the Cantonese books I've seen, I find this one to be clearly the best. No funky pinyin - this one is the same as found in most other Cantonese books - clear focus on spoken language only - don't even think of beginning to learn reading or writing with this ! - but very practical, progressive, pedagogical and clear, modern and even (sometimes) funny !
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Cantonese for beginners and experienced alike. Feb. 6 2002
By E. Wu
Format:Paperback
Knowing a little cantonese only, it was great to learn a TON more! My sister knows NO cantonese, and this helped her a lot! The CDs are great - great replay value!
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?

Look for similar items by category


Feedback