Cantonese dialect


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Noun1.Cantonese dialect - the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
Chinese - any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
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It comes as a surprise to learn that Cantonese Opera was only translated and performed in Cantonese dialect, and thereby made more accessible, in the early decades of the 20th century.
EBV infected individuals from the Cantonese dialect group are known to have a 20-time higher risk (20 to 40 cases per 100,000 individuals per year) of developing NPC than people from other regions or populations.
Actually, none of those are wrong however, since more of us in the local ethnic Chinese minority here (also Singapore and Taiwanese) trace our ancestral roots to south Fujian province, the Hokkien greeting is "Kiong Hee Huat Chay" meaning "Congratulations and good fortune." The universal Mandarin Chinese version is "Gong Xi Fa Cai" (pronounced "Kong si fa chay"), while the Cantonese dialect of Hong Kong is "Kung Hei Fat Choy.
Lam, speaking in Mandarin instead of the Cantonese dialect widely used in Hong Kong and southern China, said she wanted to create a harmonious society and bring down astronomical housing prices that have also sown social discord.
As Christian missionaries arrived in the south they were exposed to the Cantonese dialect which pronounced Beijing as 'Peking'.
However, Ikea's website for mainland China features the toy with a Chinese name, which sounds similar to a profanity in the Cantonese dialect.
This change aroused public anxiety among the local Cantonese-speaking people, and so the local people in Guangdong, inspired by the more politically active people in Hong Kong, launched various campaigns calling for the protection of the Cantonese dialect. In June 2010, several thousand people took to the streets to publicly protest and articulate their concerns regarding this issue in Guangzhou, the provincial capital (Wong 2012a).
Mandarin oranges are the most popular fruit during Chinese New Year and the name 'mandarin' in Cantonese dialect is a homophone of 'luck' or 'fortune'.
Three detained in China over pro-Cantonese rally Chinese police have confirmed the detention of three people for disrupting public order during a weekend rally in Guangzhou for the preservation of the region's Cantonese dialect. Hundreds of people protested in the capital of the southern Guangdong province on Sunday for the second week in a row.
Edward's Church who has been absent since late 2009, had been conducting an affair with a married woman who was his Cantonese dialect teacher.