The Beginner's Guide To Cantonese
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The Beginner's Guide To Cantonese

A course that helps you get started with Cantonese!
3.5 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
258 students enrolled
Created by Ron Happold
Last updated 1/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • 15 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Express yourself in Cantonese
  • Understand the core aspects of Cantonese grammar and sentence structure
  • Have conversations with natives
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  • You do not need any prior Mandarin or any other Chinese knowledge before taking this course

Why Learn Cantonese?

Cantonese is Mandarin's cooler brother, we all know that. Unfortunately, it does not have as much learning material as Mandarin. This can make starting the language difficult, especially if you're not living in China or Hong Kong. But never fear, this course teaches you everything you need to get started with Cantonese, start speaking it, and having conversations with native speakers!

How Is this Course Taught?

The course's primary teaching methods are audio/visual lectures, explaining and giving examples on different topics in the Cantonese language. An assignment is include after the very important lectures, and listening material (with transcripts!) is available at the end of the course.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who are interested in the famous dialect of Cantonese should DEFINITELY take this course. Cantonese has very little study material compared to its Mandarin counterpart, so this course offers all of the basics and more to learn Cantonese
  • This course focuses on SPEAKING and LISTENING, mainly because Cantonese does not have an official written form, so if you are hoping to learn reading or writing skills, this is not the course for you. However, you will be able to speak to and understand native Cantonese speakers after taking this course
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Curriculum For This Course
56 Lectures
2 Lectures 02:14
Tones And Jyutping
5 Lectures 05:20

A complete guide to reading Jyutping, some examples to get you started, and a helpful tip for beginner Cantonese speakers!

Jyutping And Tones
6 pages

Getting Right To It - Self Expression
4 Lectures 02:14

This lecture will teach you some simple introductory phrases that you can use right away!

The Starter Kit
7 pages

Introduction Assignment
4 Lectures 01:37

Learn about "To Be" in Cantonese, how to form negative verbs, and solve the mystery of the weird verb "To Have".

What You Need To Know About Verbs
6 pages

Negative Verb Assignment

Negative Verb Answer Key
Asking Questions
5 Lectures 04:32
What You'll Learn


This dense lecture teaches you how to ask questions in Cantonese.

What You Need To Know About Questions
10 pages

Questions Assigment

Questions Answer Key
Answering Questions
3 Lectures 00:24
What You'll Learn

Answering Positively
3 pages

Answering Negatively
3 pages
5 Lectures 03:13
What You'll Learn

Learn how to form adjectives and turn them into verbs!

What You Need To Know About Adjectives
6 pages

Adjective Assignments

Adjectives Answer Key

Ge3 Answer Key
Mine!... O, yours?
4 Lectures 01:29
What You'll Learn

This lecture teaches you about pronouns in Cantonese and how to form possessive sentences.

What You Need To Know About Possession
5 pages

Possession Assignment

Possession Answer Key
Past, Future, And Present Tense
4 Lectures 08:11
What You'll Learn

Learn how to be very flexible with verb usage.

What You Need To Know About Tenses
11 pages

Tense Assignments

Tense Answer Key
Helpful Grammar and Phrases
5 Lectures 02:45
What You'll Learn

Hong Kong Speaking Habits

Useful phrases and grammar to help you sound more fluent!

Useful Phrases And Grammar
12 pages

Location Assignment

Location Answer Key
4 More Sections
About the Instructor
Ron Happold
3.5 Average rating
14 Reviews
263 Students
3 Courses
Teacher and Language Learner

My passion is teaching and inspiring people through online courses!

Every course I make stems from my own passions in life - I guarantee if you enroll in any of my courses, you will be filled with genuine knowledge and appreciation for the subject.

My main course topic is language learning, I believe that anyone and everyone should learn at least one foreign language. The problem is that the language learning process has been mystified by commercial language programs. My goal is to demystify the process, and teach people the easy, straightforward path to learning a new language.