Basic Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook

Front Cover
Routledge, May 13, 2013 - Foreign Language Study - 192 pages
0 Reviews

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.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1 Consonants
1
2 Vowels and diphthongs
7
3 Tone
11
4 Pronouns
17
ge
23
yáuh
27
haih
32
8 Noun classifiers
36
17 Verbs and particles
88
jó and gwo
93
gán and jyuh
99
20 Auxiliary verbs
104
21 Passives
110
22 Word order and topicalization
115
23 Yesno questions
120
24 Whquestions
125

9 Adjectives
42
10 Adverbs of manner
47
11 Adverbs of time frequency and duration
52
gwo and di
58
space and time
65
14 Negation
72
heui and làih
78
béi
83
25 Sentence particles
130
26 Imperatives
135
27 Requests and thanks
140
28 Numbers dates and times
145
Key to exercises
151
Glossary of grammatical terms
167
Index
169
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information