Cantonese (Yue) Chinese

Cantonese (Yue) Chinese translation services

Classification

Sino-Tibetan > Chinese

Script

Traditional Characters

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

60 million

Other names

Standard Cantonese, Yue

Official language

Hong Kong, Macau

Also spoken

Many overseas Chinese communities

Interesting Fact

Cantonese has 6-9 tones when spoken. Mandarin has only 4.

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Cantonese is mainly considered a spoken Chinese language. It is not mutually intelligible with the main spoken variant of Chinese: Mandarin.

As a written language its status is complex. Essentially the written language used for Cantonese is the same as everywhere else in China, but uses traditional characters. However, more and more Cantonese-specific words and structures have been introduced over the last 20 years by Cantonese speakers, making Cantonese an increasingly divergent written language of its own. It also tends to contain more English words than standard Chinese.

For more information, please talk to us or see our main page on Chinese here: www.geolanguages.co.uk/chinese.

 

For more information contact us here: Cantonese Translation Services.

Services offered for this language

Translation / Transcreation / Subtitling / Localization / Adaptation / Copywriting / Authoring / Proofreading / Revision / Editing / Translation quality assurance / Terminology / Linguistic validation / Glossary creation / Dubbing / Voice-overs / Transcription / Typesetting / Simultaneous interpreting / Consecutive interpreting / Conference interpreting / Telephone interpreting / Public service interpreting / Interpreting equipment hire / Foreign language consulting

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