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 Alphabet||English Sound||Pronunciation Example|
|豆贝尔维||W||dòu bèi ěr wéi|
|艾克斯||X||yī kè sī|
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:
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.