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Publisher Description

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support, which is sold separately (ISBN: 9781444101744).

- You can also purchase the paperback book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444101737)

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Is this the right course for me?

This new and improved Edition of Complete Cantonese will take you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker.

Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Cantonese will guarantee success! It is fully updated to make your language experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher with years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online.

The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations to using the phone and talking about work. This course uses the widely-accepted Yale Romanisation system and includes a helpful pronunciation guide at the beginning of the textbook.

By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

Complete Cantonese includes:

Chapter 1: Encounters

Chapter 2: Personal property

Chapter 3: Family and friends

Chapter 4: Eating in and eating out

Chapter 5: Shops and markets

Chapter 6: Getting around

Chapter 7: Revision (1)

Chapter 8: Blowing hot and cold

Chapter 9: Fun and games

Chapter 10: Health care for beginners

Chapter 11: The world of fashion

Chapter 12: Education for life

Chapter 13: SpeculationChapter 14: Revision (2)

Chapter 15: Travelling

Chapter 16: Driving

Chapter 17: The uniformed services

Chapter 18: Law and order

Chapter 19: Banking and finance

Chapter 20 Using the postal system

Chapter 21: Revision (3)

Chapter 22: The office

Chapter 23: Eating out in Hong Kong

Chapter 24: Leisure activities

Chapter 25: Household affairs

Chapter 26: Revision

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Not got much time?

One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started

Author insights

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Grammar tips

Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.

Useful vocabulary

Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.


Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.


Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.

Test yourself

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress

Extend your knowledge

Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of China.

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Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

18 May
John Murray Press

Customer Reviews

MattCarman ,

Great Book! Very clear learning!

I started using the paperback of this book in my Cantonese course last year.
I found it very clear and very easy to follow.
I like that it throws you in at the deep end and offers direct translation for conversations in the first section. And then uses Cantonese Pinyin for the rest of the book and only individual word translation. Great for accelerated learning.
The only thing I would suggest is that for the iBooks version to have interactive/selective words instead of having to refer to the separate audio track each time.

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