Definition of Cantonese in English:

Cantonese

Line breaks: Can¦ton|ese
Pronunciation: /ˌkantəˈniːz
 
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adjective

Relating to Canton (Guangzhou), its inhabitants, or their dialect.
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  • The Cantonese dialect created the unique culture exemplified by Stephen Chow, and this is our pride.
  • One of the manifestations of local identity is language and Hong Kong cinema, since the beginning of sound, was closely identified as a Cantonese dialect cinema.
  • If they were from Sichuan, there was no question that they ate Sichuanese and not Cantonese food.

noun (plural same)

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1A native or inhabitant of Canton.
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  • We restricted the study to individuals belonging to the two major dialect groups of Chinese in Singapore: the Hokkiens and the Cantonese.
  • The striking thing about Guangzhou is that it is no longer the home of the Cantonese.
  • Yet, picky Cantonese discovered years ago that X.O. Excellence brandy perfectly complements their favourite shark's fin soup.
2 [mass noun] A form of Chinese spoken by over 54 million people, mainly in SE China (including Hong Kong). Also called Yue.
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  • Our local tour guide speaks Chinese (both Cantonese and putonghua), and he says that he has sufficient demand to keep busy every day of the week.
  • Some West Coast and Hawaiian galleries take additional steps to ensure success with this market by hiring multilingual consultants who speak Japanese, Cantonese or Mandarin Chinese.
  • Fluent in Mandarin, she was able to operate among the Hong Kong residents, who mainly speak Cantonese.

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