Welcome to

Cantonese Tools.org

- The site for learning Cantonese.

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 or teaching Cantonese, we hope that our resources will be useful to you!

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CantoneseTools.org has been going since 2014. We are constantly improving the website and finding more ways to help teachers and learners of Cantonese. If you want to enjoy an ad-free experience, this is available for $3.28/month. You can sign up via our Patreon page. This price is in USD but you can be charged in most local currencies. We have other packages available.

Learn Cantonese FAQ

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.

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.

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.

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.