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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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.
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'.
Authorities deny anti-Cantonese agenda after new protests Chinese authorities on Monday sought to reassure Guangdong residents that they were not seeking to discriminate against the province's Cantonese dialect in favour of national language Mandarin.
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.
But maybe, I don't know, like in Hong Kong, in the daily situation, you could speak in the Cantonese dialect, Mandarin Chinese, English or hybrid languages.
It took Chien more than six months to secure a school place; in addition, he was upset because he had to repeat the 4th grade (and be the oldest student in class), as he did not understand English or the local Cantonese dialect.
Further, the Dictionary of K'ang Hi is useless to determine the important "middle" entering tone of the Cantonese dialect, which, though as plain and as regular as either the upper or lower entering tones, has, apparently, been only recently discovered.
Earlier, when emerging from his black Mercedes-Benz limousine, Jiang was greeted by protesters shouting in their native Cantonese dialect "Rehabilitate the Tiananmen democracy movement," demanding a reversal of Beijing's verdict that the peaceful protests in 1989 were a counterrevolutionary uprising.