Welcome to CantoneseTools.org, our collection of resources for learning Cantonese online!

We have 18 resources and apps for learning Cantonese. Our resources are designed for Cantonese teachers and learners alike; some are also helpful for general use online. All of the applications and resources on our website are built to function in most current browsers and are free to use. Whether you are learning Cantonese, teaching Cantonese, we hope that our resources will be useful to you!

Cantonese Stroke Order - Look up Cantonese words and the app will show you an animation of the stroke order. You can also change the color and speed of the animation and see the images with Jyutping (above/below).

Cantonese to Jyutping - This is a converter to change Cantonese into Jyutping. Jyutping is the main romanization for Cantonese. Enter the Cantonese text (traditional or simplified) and the tool will output the Jyutping.

Learn Cantonese Discounts - This page offers you some great discounts for learning Cantonese programs.

Cantonese text read aloud - This app reads Cantonese text for you. Just enter the Cantonese text and the app will output how the text sounds in Cantonese. You can also enter words using jyutping notation and not characters if you want to hear them read aloud.

Change Cantonese Numbers into Arabic numbers - Cantonese numbers can be hard. Type in a Cantonese number, and this converter will show you what the corresponding Arabic numeral is. This works for big Cantonese numbers too, going up to billions! The app also also lets you convert Arabic numbers (e.g. 14,501) into a Cantonese number, with the option to display jyutping to help you with pronunciation.

Cantonese to Mandarin text - Convert Cantonese into Mandarin and vice versa. Traditional Chinese often is very different from simplified so this is very helpful for understanding and communication with others.

Cantonese to Unicode converter - Convert Cantonese into Unicode, Unicode to Cantonese, and Jyutping to Unicode. Unicode is used online and this will make sure that your Cantonese text is displayed perfectly on your website.

Count Cantonese Characters - Find out how many Chinese characters, or English letters, there are in your text.

Cantonese Text to font - Choose the font and colors, and enter your text. The app will transform your Cantonese text into an image. This is useful for people who want to print their Cantonese name or whose computer can't display Chinese characters.

Create Cantonese worksheets for students:

All of these worksheet generators are designed to save time and allow you to customize them easily. Most of them provide a version "with answers" and "without" so you can choose how many copies of each that you print. These worksheets are designed to test knowledge of Cantonese numbers, vocabulary as well as stroke order and grammar patterns. They are significantly quicker than creating your own worksheets in eg Microsoft Word.

Create Cantonese writing Worksheets - Create worksheets for character stroke order for Cantonese. You have the option to add Jyutping, and there are hundreds of possible customizations including text size, spacing, borders, colors etc. etc. This is one of our most popular resources and teachers around the world are using it.

Cantonese Number Bingo Sheet Creator - Create bingo sheets by typing Arabic numerals and choosing the size of the grid that you want. These numbers will then appear as Cantonese text numbers in the bingo sheets. As always, there is an option to print an "answer sheet" and however many sheets you want without answers.

Cantonese Random Number Bingo Sheet Creator  - This worksheet creator is similar to the one above, but it doesn't require you to input specific numbers. Instead, you just input a range of numbers you want (e.g. 1-100) and the bingo sheets are randomly generated. Perfect to then use in class!

Create Word Searches with Cantonese Stroke Order - This resource creates very hard "word searches" with Cantonese stroke order. The word searches can be ordered from top to bottom, left to right and diagonally (up and down). If a character has 10 strokes, it will appear across 10 squares.

Create Blank Spaces in Cantonese Sentences - This is a generator for worksheets with blank spaces for students to input their own answers. You click on a word in a piece of text and then that word is put in brackets with a space before it for the students to write their answers. An English example might be: I like eating ________(food).

Rearrange Cantonese Sentences - This resource changes the order of sentences in Cantonese Chinese so that students need to work out the correct order the words should appear in.

Chinese New Year Scrolls - Create sets of 春聯 (3 banners) with lots of different options for customization, including displaying your text from left-to-right and/or top-to-bottom. There are a great way to explore Cantonese culture with students.

Is Cantonese easy to learn?

It is often said that Cantonese is one of the most difficult languages to learn. This may be true for people who are not familiar with Chinese characters, but learning conversational Cantonese is not as hard as you might think. Our resources are primarily focused on listening to Cantonese (enter Cantonese text and it will be read aloud), writing Cantonese (worksheets) and other worksheet tools. We currently have no Cantonese dictionary, but we are planning this in future.

What is the sentence order in Cantonese?

The word order in Cantonese is similar to that of other languages like Mandarin (but different to European languages. The basic word order is Subject-Verb-Object. Cantonese has a number of particles that are used to indicate the grammatical function of a word in a sentence.

What is the difference between Cantonese and Mandarin?

Cantonese is spoken in the south of China, particularly in Hong Kong and Macau as well as overseas Chinese communities around the world. Mandarin and Cantonese are quite different, both in terms of pronunciation and vocabulary. However, they are both written using Chinese characters, so there is some overlap in written Chinese between the two languages. Cantonese is always written in Traditional Chinese.

What are the romanisation systems for Cantonese?

There are several romanisation systems for Cantonese, but the two most common ones are Jyutping and Yale. Romanisation systems are used to represent the sounds of a language using the Latin alphabet. This can be helpful for people who are learning Cantonese, as it can be difficult to read Chinese characters.

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