One of the most popular questions I get is “Carlos, do you have any resources or materials that you recommend for learning Cantonese? I really want to improve my Cantonese skills!”
Here it is folks! This is the list of all my recommended resources for learning Cantonese with links to purchase the products yourself if you wish. I have used these materials myself and I have found them to be super effective and easy to use.
This is a MUST use resource. It comes with a tape and a booklet, which you can follow along to practice correct pronunciation of Cantonese Sounds & Tones. I recommend using this DAILY for at least 15-20 minutes. Doing so consistently helped me significantly improve my Cantonese pronunciation when I was first learning the language. If you can keep at it for at least 1-2 years it will be invaluable.
This dictionary has an extensive list of words with the Yale Romanization for each. I kept this with me often and used it as a constant guide when I needed to look up specific words and their pronunciation. It is very easy to navigate and has a simple format.
I cannot stress enough the value that this book has provided for me. I had a very hard time understanding Cantonese grammar and especially learning more advanced grammar principles once I learned the basics. This book helped me to get a much stronger grasp on grammar rules and how to expand my ability to construct different sentences. It is not a cheap book, but it is completely worth it!