Periplus Pocket Cantonese Dictionary (Paperback)

Cantonese-English English-Cantonese (Fully Revised & Expanded, Fully Romanized)

By Martha Lam, Lee Hoi Ming

Tuttle Publishing, 9780794607807, 192pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 2019

List Price: 6.95*
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The ideal resource for students, travelers and business people

The Periplus Pocket Cantonese Dictionary is a convenient and handy pocket-sized dictionary that contains the most common Cantonese vocabulary you will need to use and understand, whether as a traveler, student, or beginner just discovering the Cantonese language.

Different meanings of the same word are distinguished so that you will always be able to make the correct choice with confidence. This handy reference guide provides the essentials of Cantonese pronunciation that will ensure you are always understood when speaking.

This Cantonese dictionary features:
  • Bidirectional Cantonese-English and English-Cantonese sections
  • Over 12,000 essential words and expressions
  • Headwords printed in easy-to-read type for quick and easy reference
  • Latest computer, mobile phone, Internet and social media terms
  • A basic overview of grammar and pronunciation

About the Author

Dr. Martha Lam is Associate Director in the Center for Language Education at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. A language practitioner, teacher and teacher-educator for over 30 years, she has taught and developed Chinese courses for non-native speakers of Chinese in Sydney and Hong Kong and is currently involved in the training of Chinese teachers for Teaching Chinese to Speakers of non-Chinese background.