Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary

Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary

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Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary is your passport to the most relevant Cantonese phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Chat with locals along the Great Wall, ask for recommendations of Hong Kong's best night spots, and order local delicacies like a pro -all with your trusted travel companion. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now!

Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation!

  • Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings
  • Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoder
  • Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips
  • Never get stuck for words with the 3500-word two-way, quick-reference dictionary
  • Be prepared for both common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology
  • Meet friends with conversation starter phrases
  • Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides

Inside Lonely Planet Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary:

  • Full-colour throughout
  • User-friendly layout organised by travel scenario categories
  • Survival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance on-the-fly cues
  • Convenient features
    • Phrases to Learn Before You Go
    • Ways to Start a Sentence
    • Phrases to Sound like a Local
    • Listen For - phrases you may hear
    • Look For - phrases you may see on signs
    • Shortcuts - easy-to-remember alternatives to the full phrases
    • Q&A - suggested answers to questions asked
  • Covers
    • Basics - time, dates, numbers, amounts, pronunciation, reading tips, grammar rules
    • Practical - travel with kids, disabled travellers, senior travellers, sightseeing, business, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, bargaining, accommodations, directions, border crossing, transport
    • Social - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, activities, weather
    • Safe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions
    • Food - ordering, at the market, at the bar, dishes, ingredients
    • Sustainable Travel -
    • communication, community involvement, recycling, transport, accommodations, shopping, food, sightseeing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary, a pocket-sized comprehensive language guide, provides on-the-go language assistance. Great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet is the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, and has been connecting travellers and locals for over 25 years with phrasebooks for 120 languages.

Check out our Fast Talk Phrasebook mobile app for on-the-go language needs. (Available languages: German, Latin Spanish, European Spanish, French, and Italian.)


Lonely Planet Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Cantonese phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Chat with locals along the Great Wall, ask for recommendations of Hong Kong's best night spots, and order local delicacies like a pro.

Publisher: [Footscray, Victoria] Lonely Planet Publications, 2016
Edition: Seventh edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781743603765
1743603762
Branch Call Number: 495.17951 C1686 2016
Characteristics: 259 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 14 cm

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