Cantonese Alphabet

Cantonese Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Cantonese characters you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Cantonese grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Cantonese. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Cantonese Character (Alphabet)

Learning the Cantonese characters is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Cantonese language.

Below is a table showing the Cantonese characters and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

Cantonese AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
Aēi
B
西C
D
E
艾弗Fài fú
G
艾尺Hài chǐ
Iài
Jjié
Kkāi
艾勒Lài lè
艾马Mài mǎ
艾娜Nài nà
Oó
P
吉吾Qjí wú
艾儿Rài ér
艾丝Sài sī
T
伊吾Uyī wú
Vwéi
豆贝尔维Wdòu bèi ěr wéi
艾克斯Xyī kè sī
吾艾Ywú ài
贼德Zzéi dé

Cantonese Pronunciation

You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:

Cantonese Pronunciation

The characters and their pronunciation have a very important role in Cantonese, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Yue alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our Cantonese lessons here: Learn Cantonese. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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