What is Cantonese?

  • (noun): The dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China.
    Synonyms: Yue, Yue dialect, Cantonese dialect


Cantonese, or Standard Cantonese, is a language that originated in the vicinity of Canton (i.e., Guangzhou) in southern China, and is often regarded as the prestige dialect of Yue Chinese.

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Some articles on Cantonese:

Cantonese - Loanwords
... The Mandarin word "ningmeng" (檸檬), meaning "Lemon", originated from Cantonese, in which the characters are pronounced as "lìng mung" ...
List Of Hong Kong Television Series - Past Show - Drama
... Against the Blade of Honour (TVB, in Cantonese) All In A Family (TVB, in Cantonese) Always Ready (TVB, in Cantonese) Angels of Mission (TVB, in Cantonese) Aqua Heroes (TVB, in Cantonese) Armed ...
List Of Chinese Dishes - Dishes By Region - Cantonese
... jin1 wo1 Black sesame soup 芝麻糊 芝麻糊 zhīmahú zi1 maa4 wu4 Cantonese seafood soup 海皇羹 海皇羹 hǎihuáng gēng hoi2 wong4 gang1 Char siu 叉燒 叉烧 chāshāo caa1 siu1 Crispy fried chicken ...
Leung Sing-Bor - Early Life
... Born in Singapore as Leung Guang Choy, Leung was devoted to Cantonese Opera since young, he loved the legendary Ma Sze Tsang and learnt the Ma style of singing Cantonese opera, his father ...
Sachima - Cantonese
... The Cantonese pastry version of sachima is slightly sweet ... The Cantonese variety of sachima ranges from chewy to crunchy in texture ... Most overseas Chinatowns offer the Cantonese style of the pastry ...