Cantonese is a language that originated in the vicinity of Canton (i.e., Guangzhou) in southern China, and is often regarded as the prestige dialect of Yue. It is spoken by the majority population of Hong Kong and Macau in everyday life. It is viewed as part of the cultural identity for the native speakers across large swathes of southern China, Hong Kong and Macau.
Although Cantonese shares much vocabulary with Mandarin Chinese, the two languages are not mutually intelligible because of pronunciation, grammatical, and also lexical differences. Sentence structure, in particular the placement of verbs, sometimes differs between the two languages.
The use of vocabulary in Cantonese also tends to have more historic roots. One of the most notable differences between Cantonese and Mandarin is how the spoken word is written; with Mandarin the spoken word is written as such, whereas with Cantonese there may not be a direct written word matching what was said. This results in the situation in which a Mandarin and Cantonese text almost look the same, but both are pronounced differently.
Singing songs is a good way to practice and learn new Mandarin Chinese vocabulary. There are many children’s songs which are ideal for expanding your vocabulary. They have the advantage of being simple and repetitive, so they are an excellent way to memorize new words and phrases.
This set of 3 CDs features an excellent selection of 47 the most popular children's songs performed in Cantonese. These happy and lovely songs are excellent for singing and dancing. Your child will love these beautiful and sweet children's songs perfect for babies and young children, and soon they will sing along and dance along with them!
|CD 1 寿星仔 |
|CD 2 醒目仔 |
|CD 3 苏虾仔 |