There is a one way overlap of the two writing systems. Practice speaking using voice chat. Of course, everyone still speaks their own dialect, but everyone must know how to write in Chinese.
Mandarin is the language of Beijing, the capital of China. Curiously, nowadays popular songs sung in Cantonese are sung in Mandarin grammar. For more information on characters, written Chinese, and written Cantonese, follow these links: Practice your Chinese, Cantonese by writing emails pen pals.
And furthermore, how does this all relate to Cantonese? The grammar is in Mandarin. Written Cantonese is used in many mediums. Before Practicing Before you begin practicing, please read the free guideline, How To Do A Language Exchange for hints on doing an effective language exchange.
Cantonese speakers will often type in Cantonese to one another. Learning the real Chinese, Cantonese language slang, expressions, etc. Cantofish will help, whether you wish to learn the characters or not. Anyone who is literate is literate in written Chinese. However, this requires the use of extra characters not found in normal Chinese dictionaries since there are words in Cantonese that do not exist in written Chinese.
Furthermore, there are words in Cantonese that use a different character than what is normally used in written Chinese. The grammar and characters used will look very strange to them.
The type of exchange that is right for you depends on your proficiency level in Chinese, Cantonese and your learning goals.
To view all registered Chinese, Cantonese native speakers, please click here. This blog will contain ONLY written Cantonese, so if you wish to learn, I highly suggest learning to read the characters.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own. The second is written Cantonese. With time and practice, your progress should increase noticeably.
It seems to be the norm for some reason. If you want the full experience, you must learn at least written Chinese and tackle written Cantonese at a later time.The Writing System. But if you wish to just be able to speak in Cantonese without having to mess with anything written, I think learning to read written Cantonese will help, though doing this will inadvertently help you learn a good chunk of written Chinese anyways.
There is a one way overlap of the two writing systems. Learning to speak will not give you any bad habits that would later interfere with learning to read. But if you first learn to read, then you will use your own ways to hear the words in your mind, and it will be wrong (it will sound like your English).
Write or speak Chinese, Cantonese online to improve grammar or conversation. A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
For more on the debate over whether you should learn to read/write Chinese, see this interview (part 1). How to stay motivated It hasn't been easy to be in an isolated environment like this and learn Cantonese – a completely different language.
Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language (Teach Yourself Complete) 1st Edition by Hugh Baker (Author), Ho Pui-Kei (Author)/5(8).
May 12, · How to Learn Cantonese. The tones can be level, rising, or falling in pitch. You don't need perfect pitch to speak Cantonese, but you do need to be able to control your pitch enough to make it rise, fall, or hold steady.
(Mandarin). Many Cantonese speakers learn to read and write in Standard Chinese with Cantonese 91%(36).Download