ThinkTalkWrite Posted December 5, 2005 at 01:39 PM Report Share Posted December 5, 2005 at 01:39 PM Well I am interested in Chinese language and culture and I would like to know more about the differences between Chinese Mandarin and Chinese Cantonese. I know there are the same characters and symbols but the pronunciation is very different and also the grammar is different. I just would like to ask if there is a possibility people to understand the meaning of words written in pinyin only using online dictionary without write them with the characters, for example to write in the dictionary 'm sai haak hei' and to get the translation 'you are welcome' without write it down with the original characters. I was searching net dictionaries to translate Cantonese and Mandarin pinyin into English and the contrary but I didn't really find. I just want to start learning some basic words and their pronunciation but I find it really difficult the different tones and the level of the voice according to what you intend to say. I find some useful threads into that forum that could be for further assistance. Thank you for reading my post. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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