Basic Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 171 pages

This Grammar and Workbook is ideal for learners of Cantonese wishing to take their knowledge of the language beyond the elementary level. Its twenty-eight units highlight the key building blocks of sentence structure and comprise a structured introduction to essential grammar points. Each unit also features exercises, focusing on the communicative language, devised to perfect the students knowledge of these grammar points.
Its clear presentation and lack of jargon mean that it can be used in conjunction with a language course or for independent study. It will also prove invaluable for revision and reference.

Featuring an introduction to the language, full key to exercises and a glossary of grammatical terms, the Grammar and Workbook provides a firm foundation on which to build proficiency and confidence in speaking, reading and writing Cantonese.

 

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Contents

Tone
11
yuh
27
Adjectives
42
gwo and di
58
Negation
72
bi
83
Verbs and particles
88
j and gwo
93
Word order and topicalization
115
Yesno questions
120
Whquestions
125
Sentence particles
130
Imperatives
135
Requests and thanks
140
Numbers dates and times
145
Key to exercises
151

gn and jyuh
99
Auxiliary verbs
104
Passives
110
Glossary of grammatical terms
167
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