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My First Colors in Cantonese & English

Cantonese + Jyutping / English

Karen Yee



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Karen Yee
12 July 2020
"My First Colors in Cantonese & English is unique in its focus on spoken Cantonese, not formal written Chinese. This book introduces Cantonese language and culture to preschool children, and is ideal for families or caregivers who may not be fully fluent in spoken Cantonese or written Chinese.

Starting with ""What is your favorite color?"", this picture book contains the conversational questions, phrases and words needed to talk through a day in the life of a toddler who loves colors. Your toddler will be introduced to basic Cantonese culture - including red-and-gold New Year decorations, steamed bread, soy milk and moon cakes. You'll also meet a purple seahorse, ask for a cyan pencil, show off a blue balloon and see shiny gold coins.

This book includes more advanced color descriptions, including ""rainbow-colored"" and color combinations. Each phrase is written in traditional Chinese characters, Jyutping and alternate phonetic pronunciations, and English."

Imprint:   Karen Yee
Edition:   Large type / large print edition
Volume:   4
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 2mm
Weight:   104g
ISBN:   9780999273050
ISBN 10:   0999273051
Series:   Cantonese for Kids
Pages:   34
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 0 to 4 years
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for My First Colors in Cantonese & English (Cantonese + Jyutping / English)

Colors are vivid, pictures representing the words are excellent. Each picture with clear chinese character, english phonetics for pronunciation, and the english translation. Each page also has a short sentence like The chair is yellow . What surprised me most was the color coding of the sentences in chinese and english to show the corresponding words given the different grammatical sentence structures. If your kid is too young to read, it's an excellent picture book that they can grow into reading the words later too. This is another great book by the author on learning Cantonese for beginners and kids! Each color or color combination has its own 2-page spread filled with great photos and examples of that color. So not only do you get to learn colors in Cantonese, but you also learn the words and a few other phrases of the associated objects of that color! Overall, the layout of the photos in the book, the color schemes, and words and phrases are really well done. And it made it easy and fun to learn!

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