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Alphabet in Cantonese Language

Knowing the Cantonese alphabet is vital in mastering the Cantonese Language. Cantonese alphabet composition is used in a every day conversation. Without the Cantonese alphabet, it is impossible to speak the Cantonese words and phrases properly even if you understand how to write those phrases in Cantonese. Learn More

Like any language, the better a person pronounce a letter in a word, the better grasped you’ll be in speaking the Cantonese language. Listed below are web links which directs you to the Cantonese alphabet and how it is pronounced in English.
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Vowels in Cantonese Alphabet

Consonants in Cantonese Alphabet

p in "sport"b
p as in "pat"p
m as in "mom"m
f as in "foot"f
t in "stop"d
t as in "top"t
n as in "not"n
l as in "lap"l
k in "sky"g
k as in "kite"k
ng as in "singer"ng
h as in "hot"h
zz as in "pizza"j
ts as in "tsunami"ch
s as in "sleep"s
qu as in "square"gw
qu as in "quark"kw
y as in "yard"y
w as in "want"w
The final consonants p, t, and k are unreleased. This means that they are virtually silent and you hear no "puff of air" at the end of the syllable.

Semi Vowels/ Diphthongs in Cantonese Alphabet

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