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Cantonese

Cantonese

See also: cantonese

English

Adjective

Cantonese (not comparable)

  1. Relating to Canton.
  2. Relating to Cantonese people.
  3. Relating to Cantonese language.
  4. Relating to Cantonese food/cuisine.

Translations

Noun

Cantonese (plural Cantonese)

  1. (countable) An inhabitant of Canton; a person of Canton descent.

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Proper noun

Cantonese

  1. (uncountable) A Chinese language mainly spoken in the south-eastern part of Mainland China, Guangdong (Canton), Hong Kong, Macau, by the Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia and by many overseas Chinese worldwide.
  2. (uncountable) A dialect of the Cantonese language, spoken in Guangzhou (Canton), Hong Kong, Macau, and treated as the standard dialect of the Cantonese language.

Synonyms

  • (language): Yue Chinese, Yue, Cantonese language, Cantonese dialect
  • (dialect): Cantonese dialect, Cantonese language

Hyponyms

(language):

  • Cantonese, Cantonese dialect (the dialect of Cantonese language treated as standard)
  • Hoisanese/Toisanese/Taishanese (the Cantonese subdialect spoken in the Greater Hoi San area, with subsubdialects)
  • Hong Kong Cantonese (the dialect spoken in Hong Kong and Macau)

Translations

See also

  • Wiktionary's coverage of Cantonese terms
  • Appendix:Cantonese Swadesh list for a Swadesh list of basic vocabulary words in Cantonese
  • Guangdong
  • Guangzhou

cantonese

cantonese

See also: Cantonese

Italian

Adjective

cantonese m, f (masculine and feminine plural cantonesi)

  1. Cantonese

Noun

cantonese m, f (plural cantonesi)

  1. Cantonese

cantonese m sg (invariable)

  1. The Cantonese language.