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Cantonese Language Books1. Basic Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook (Routledge Grammars) by Virginia Yip, Stephen Matthews, Paperback: 171 pages, Publisher: Routledge
Basic Cantonese introduces the essentials of Cantonese grammar in a straightforward and systematic way. Each of the 28 units deals with a grammatical point and provides associated exercises, devised to perfect communication skills. Special attention is paid to topics which differ from English and European language structures. Features include: clear, accessible format; lively examples to illustrate each grammar point; full key to exercises; and glossary of grammatical terms.

2. A Concise Cantonese-English Dictionary by Yang Mingxin, Hardcover: 597 pages, Publisher: Guangdong Higher Education
The aim of this dictionary is to help speakers of English to learn Cantonese, a dialect spoken in the coastal area of South China. The pronunciation in Guangzhou and Hong Kong is often regarded as the standard Cantonese.

3. English-Cantonese Dictionary by New Asia - Yale-in-China Chinese Language Center, Paperback: 608 pages, Publisher: The Chinese University Press
Over 15,000 of the most commonly used words and phrases; a brief introduction to Cantonese pronunciation in accordance with the Yale System of Romanization; a comparative chart of four systems of Romanization; and grammatical notes for beginners.

4. Lonely Planet Cantonese Phrasebook by Kam Y. Lau, Paperback: 256 pages, Lonely Planet
Communication can be the difference between a holiday and an experience. This phrasebook will help you get into, and out of, most conceivable situations while meeting people along the way. Whether gauging the changes in Hong Kong or trekking through southern China, dare to go to beyond the nod and smile. Pronunciation supplied throughout; understand what you're eating; know when and how to haggle for that bargain; explains the subtleties of Cantonese pronunciation and grammar; two-way dictionary.

5. Teach Yourself Cantonese Complete Course Audiopack by Hugh Baker, P.K. Ho, Paperback, Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including: Up-to-date, graded interactive dialogues; Graded units of culture notes, grammar, and exercises; Step-by-step guide to pronunciation; Practical vocabulary; Regular and irregular verb tables; Plenty of practice exercises and answers; Bilingual glossary.

6. Intermediate Cantonese : A Grammar and Workbook (Routledge Grammars) by Virginia Yip, Stephen Matthews, Paperback: 224 pages, Publisher: Routledge
This book is designed for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each of the twenty-five units combines clear, concise grammar explanations with communicatively oriented exercises to help build confidence and fluency. The book includes: Many examples from contemporary media, including films, advertising, songs and soap operas. Clear distinction between colloquial and more formal speech registers. Teaches contemporary Cantonese as spoken in Hong Kong.

7. Living Cantonese for Intermediate Learners: With Two Cassette Tapes by B.C. Chow, C.H. Chan, Paperback, Publisher: Greenwood Press.

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