FSI - Cantonese - Basic Course - Volume 1

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Cantonese Basic Course Volume 1 - Unit 01A

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Cantonese Basic Course Volume 1 - Unit 02A

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Foreign Service Institute Cantonese  - Image This is Volume I (of 2) of the FSI Cantonese course. Cantonese is the principal language of Kwangtung province in Southeast China, parts of neighboring Kwangsi province, and Hong Kong and Macau on China's south-east periphery. In addition Cantonese is spoken by ethnic Chinese in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore and Malaysia, with the number of speakers in Southeast Asia being between 45 and 50 million altogether. Americans of Chinese descent in the U.S. are almost entirely of Cantonese origin.

Among the many dialects of Cantonese, the prestige variety spoken in Canton is standard, by definition, and is imitated over a wide area which includes Hong Kong. It is this dialect which is represented in the two-volume FSI Cantonese Basic Course and the related audio recordings.

You can find the next volume of the FSI Cantonese course here: FSI - Cantonese Basic Course - Volume 2

Cantonese, or Standard Cantonese is the dialect of Yue Chinese spoken in the vicinity of Canton (i.e. Guangzhou) in southern China. It is the traditional prestige dialect of Yue.

Cantonese is the prestige language of the Cantonese people. Inside mainland China, it is a lingua franca in Guangdong Province and some neighbouring areas, such as the eastern part of Guangxi Province. It is the majority language of Hong Kong and Macau. It is also traditionally the most spoken Chinese dialect among overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia (most notably in Vietnam, Malaysia and Christmas Island) and the Western world, especially Canada, Australia, Western Europe, and the United States.

Cantonese is spoken in: Hong Kong

Cantonese has no known alternate names.

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