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Other Cantonese Resources

Below is a list of additional resources that families can use to learn Cantonese. I am not affiliated or endorsed by any of these creators. I have wrote a brief description of their website below and have tried to be as accurate as possible. If there are any errors, please feel free to let me know.

Resources for Children Learning

Bilingual Books with Jyutping

CUE Cantonese Immersion

Kapo (CUE Cantonese Immersion) has written a variety of picture books feature different topics. They are written in spoken Cantonese. It includes jyutping and English translations. Kapo is based in Vancouver, Canada. She does ship her books to other locations.

Hambaanglaang

Hambaanglaang is a not for profit organization that consists of volunteers creating level stories in spoken/colloquial Cantonese. Their stories include jyutping displayed in a way to visualize the tones of the characters. You can download a free pdf of their stories on ther website. You can also purchase a printed version from their website. Their stories are also on YouTube with audio.

Jok Sing Jai

Samantha (Jok Sing Jai) has many resources available. She has published bilingual picture books that is written in English, written Chinese and jyutping. They are available on Amazon. On her Instagram, she posts vocabulary words with audio. She gathers those posts together to create theme YouTube videos.

Lele and Monkey

Tiffany launched a kickstarter for her book “Lele Goes Out to Play.” She was able to reach her stretch goal and is offering a version with jyutping (previously only pinyin would be available). The story is based in Hong Kong. You can pre-order the book from her website.

Little Canto Learning

Farina (Little Canto Learning) has created many Cantonese resources for parents and children to learn Cantonese. She has free flashcards and posters on her website. She has also created bilingual (English/Cantonese) picture dictionaries to learn many useful vocabulary, available on Amazon. Part of the book proceeds will be donated to charity. Both the free resources and the books come with jyutping and audio to help learners learn the language. She teaches the spoken vocabulary and includes notes in her books if there are other variations of the word and other insightful information.

Mooliprint

Ann (Mooliprint) has translated a couple of fairy tales into Cantonese. The picture books is bilingual featuring English, spoken/colloquial Cantonese characters and jyutping. Free audio is available. Her books are available on Amazon. In addition to these picture books, she has written a phrasebook for parents on phrases to use with your child. This is available in jyutping and yale romanization.

Story Books Canada

This webpage offers a variety of stories told in multiple language. The stories are organized by levels. There are 5 levels. The stories are translated versions of stories from African Storybook. The books are told in colloquial Cantonese and feature Cantonese spoken characters.

Printables

Canton Sponge

Anna (Canton Sponge) is no longer posting new Cantonese materials. However, her website still has many useful resources to help learn Cantonese. There are flashcards, posters, and lyrics to classic Cantonese nursery rhymes that contain English, Chinese characters and jyutping. All her resources are available for free.

Fortune Cookie Mom

Po Tim (Fortune Cookie Mom) has been making resources for several years. She has a variety of resources available including activity booklets and resources to help parents with teaching their children Chinese, homeschooling and learning in general. Her resources include simplified and traditional Chinese and Cantonese and Mandarin. She has free and paid resources.

Little Bean Cantonese

Sophie and Nanz from Little Bean Cantonese have been creating free printable magazines to teach children how to read traditional Chinese characters. Mneumonics are used to help visualize and remember characters. There are fun worksheets and stories to read in the magazine. They post the magazines on their facebook page. You can join their patreon to support them.

Little Canto Learning

Farina (Little Canto Learning) has created many Cantonese resources for parents and children to learn Cantonese. She has free flashcards and posters on her website. She has also created bilingual (English/Cantonese) picture dictionaries to learn many useful vocabulary, available on Amazon. Part of the book proceeds will be donated to charity. Both the free resources and the books come with jyutping and audio to help learners learn the language. She teaches the spoken vocabulary and includes notes in her books if there are other variations of the word and other insightful information.

Other Resources

Cantonese for Families

Manny (Cantonese for Families) has a variety of resources available on her website. She gathers and blogs about Cantonese resources available to families. She links resources about learning Cantonese in general, holidays, songs, books and many more.

Daudingism

Cindy (Daudingism) has a variety of resources available on her website. She has created videos teaching some Cantonese songs. She has created some worksheets and activities that she shares on her blog. She has also written books that are available on Amazon. On her YouTube channel she also has read alouds of Chinese books read in Cantonese.

Hing Hing Sone Sone Cantonese

This webpage offers videos teaching the lyrics to traditional nursery rhymes. In the video it includes Chinese characters, English translation and romanization for the Chinese characters. They do not use jyutping or yale system. Lyrics are available for download but only contain Chinese characters.

Little Kozzi

Charing and Eveline are two Canadian mom running an online bookstore out of Toronto and Vancouver carrying Chinese books and English literature featuring Asian protagonists and authors. They have curated a list of books with Cantonese audio, books featuring Hong Kong and many more books that children will love. Eveline hosts Cantonese story time on Thursday afternoons in their Little Kozzi Reading Club.

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