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These two books are pretty good:






I used only the first book, because the second book didn't exist yet back when I studied Cantonese. (By the time it came out, I already passed its level) They don't use jyutping, but they use the Guangdong official romanization scheme.

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I'm always looking for Cantonese resources (and Chinese resources in general... especially after buying a Chinese book of conversations last year which were all (or mostly) translated directly from English and sounded really 别扭! I ended up discarding it not long after. Somehow it had a really high rating on Amazon).

Thanks for the recommendations, Takeshi! I'm assuming the dialogues sound fairly authentic (different from Mandarin), and teach spoken Cantonese, right?


It's good to know because Cantonese resources are far and few between!

唔該晒! :)



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There's some Learning Cantonese audio from Ximalaya FM. Not much but includes a couple of good ones.  

If you search for 粤语 &/or 广东话, the instructions and explanations are in Mandarin but some have the text on the site besides the audio. The 1st lesson in this series teaches the tones and has diagrams:  

广东话初级学习在线收听-喜马拉雅 (ximalaya.com)

There are also advanced podcasts (stories, ebooks, chats)  

And radio stations broadcasting 24/7 in Cantonese but you'll have to search through all these pages

广播电台_交通广播FM在线收听-喜马拉雅 (ximalaya.com)

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