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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for intermediate to advanced students
There are few good english-cantonese or cantonese-english dictionaries available. This is definitely one of the better ones. The multiple meanings and expressions given are especially good for building your vocabulary.

(note to previous reviewer: if you want english-yale-characters all in the one book, try titles from Greenwood Press (HK))
Published on 19 Oct 2008 by Snow Dragon

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3.0 out of 5 stars One major failing...
This dictionary does not include the Chinese characters for each word (just Yale pronunciation), therefore to my mind it is almost useless.

It is too advanced for anyone who may need phrase-book level Cantonese and it is too limited for students of the dialect. Students would need this book (for pronunciation), the Cantonese-English book (for reading) and a...
Published on 4 Nov 2007 by S. C. C. Overton


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One major failing..., 4 Nov 2007
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This review is from: English-Cantonese Dictionary (Paperback)
This dictionary does not include the Chinese characters for each word (just Yale pronunciation), therefore to my mind it is almost useless.

It is too advanced for anyone who may need phrase-book level Cantonese and it is too limited for students of the dialect. Students would need this book (for pronunciation), the Cantonese-English book (for reading) and a further English-Chinese dictionary for writing / checking (which would contain a load of useless Mandarin pronunciation). Three books! Mandarin students only need one!

I can't imagine why the publishers decided not to include the written form, especially as they also publish a Cantonese-English dictionary. Bizarre.

The Cypress dictionary contains the written form, but only in simplified Chinese, which has not really been adopted in Cantonese regions (this book also doesn't have Yale or Lau romanisation). There is a small, but perfectly formed hole in the market here...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for intermediate to advanced students, 19 Oct 2008
This review is from: English-Cantonese Dictionary (Paperback)
There are few good english-cantonese or cantonese-english dictionaries available. This is definitely one of the better ones. The multiple meanings and expressions given are especially good for building your vocabulary.

(note to previous reviewer: if you want english-yale-characters all in the one book, try titles from Greenwood Press (HK))
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1.0 out of 5 stars not useful., 13 Mar 2013
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not useful difficult to follow and i stopped using it fairly early on. but not sure of any better alternatives?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Handy little pocket book, 15 Oct 2010
This review is from: English-Cantonese Dictionary (Paperback)
I have been studying Cantonese off and on for many years and find this little book very useful.
You can only search for the English word and the Cantonese word is shown using Yale Romanization, so if you are use to Yale it's fine.
No Chinese characters are shown but if you only want to speak it's a great help. I have other Cantonese dictionaries but these are large and cumbersome, not something you would carry with you. I would recommend buying this book.
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