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Learn Cantonese

Speak Cantonese with uTalk and you’ll be understood in parts of mainland China (Guangdong district), Macau and Hong Kong. The language is the spoken variant of Yue Chinese. Cantonese tends to be written in Traditional Chinese characters and is what’s called a tonal language with 6 different tones to distinguish the meaning. It’s lots of fun for all learners!§

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Where Is It Spoken?

Hong Kong

Macau

China

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Fun facts about Cantonese

One phrase used to express annoyance is 'puk gai' 踣街 meaning 'fall on the street' - similar to 'damn!' in English.

Swearing is so common among Cantonese speakers that there used to be laws in Hong Kong prohibiting the use of swear words in certain public areas!

The Cantonese version of 'it's all Greek to me' translates as 'chicken's intestines'.

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