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How does Cantonese sound to non-speakers?
Posted 5/8/08 , edited 8/9/08
I believe it sounds quite appealing...unless it's spoken by a Viet with their Vietnamese accents! If you're one of them, please allow it!
There are many Cantonese words that sounds English too!
Cantonese is spoken in HK (Hong Kong), Macau, some southern parts of China, and many overseas Chinese...

This is to Cantonese Chinese people: dnt u think it's annoyin dat some random stranger starts sayin a few basic Mandarin words to u? Not every Chinese person speak Mandarin as their first language!

For those who dunno how canto sounds like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igXcZUnIdbY&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtng2goqL0o
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9x7i78yRjMc

Also, any suggestions to links that shows a fair representation of Cantonese are welcomed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantonese_(linguistics)
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Posted 5/8/08
some of my friends speak Cantonese and obviously i don't understand a thing!!
it sounds really different compared to chinese... (thats what i think...)
and yea.. some words do sound like english.. Some...
Posted 5/8/08

FilzahHazirah wrote:

...it sounds really different compared to chinese...


Cantonese is a type of Chinese! I think u meant it sounds different from Mandarin?
Posted 5/8/08
I`m not quite sure what the difference is between Cantonese and Mandarin .
I haven`t heard enough people who speak the different languages enough .
However , when I hear someone speak Chinese , he / she sounds angry .
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I don't like the language cantonese because it sound like they're talking with air bubbles in their mouth and a dry mouth... it annoys me...sorry....that's the truth though..

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Posted 5/8/08

Shinjy wrote:


FilzahHazirah wrote:

...it sounds really different compared to chinese...


Cantonese is a type of Chinese! I think u meant it sounds different from Mandarin?


my bad.. and yea... i was referring to mandarin...
thanx for pointing that out...
Posted 5/8/08 , edited 6/9/08

snow-chibi wrote:

...However , when I hear someone speak Chinese , he / she sounds angry .


Which type of Chinese ur talkin about? Can't people be more specific?!?!! There's several types of Chinese language!!!!!!!!
maybe coz she / he was actually angry at the time? nuffin to do wid the language.
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Posted 5/8/08
i don't like the "posh" or proper cantonese....but i prefer my dialect, it much lower without the ching's and the chong's...
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I do like the way Cantonese sounds but I know more Mandarin, but I know only a small amount of Mandarin Every time I hear someone speak another language like Cantonese, Shanghainese or Korean etc..., I just really wish I could speak it or take every word they know from their brain and put it into my brain like a computer....
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Posted 5/8/08
most non speakers speak in canto sound like shit.. btw canto > manda.
Posted 5/8/08 , edited 5/8/08

Chance16 wrote:

i don't like the "posh" or proper cantonese....but i prefer my dialect, it much lower without the ching's and the chong's...


wot u mean posh or proper cantonese? I love our dialect too!
Also, i dnt no y pricks go ''ching' or 'chong' about canto coz most of times it's not like dat, init bruv
Posted 5/8/08

darok3k wrote:

most non speakers speak in canto sound like shit.. btw canto > manda.


they cnt get the tones right and it sounds so funny!
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Posted 5/8/08
its sound annoying...they say aaaaaaaa at the begining and the end of a sentence most of the times....cantonese is really hard to learn...
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Posted 5/8/08
^you mean Lah
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Posted 5/8/08
i'm cantonese :DDDDDDDDD

it's not all that difficult.
but i guess that's because i grew up with it.
duh.
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