pertaining to Canton, China, its inhabitants, or their language.
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How to use Cantonese in a sentence
In Cantonese cooking, the flavor of fresh fish is prized for its subtle sweetness.
He speaks Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, Cantonese, and Mandarin.Richard Graham, the politician fortifying the UK-China trade relationship | Annabelle Timsit | May 18, 2021 | Quartz
There will be 200 of our friends and family, a live band, and a Cantonese translator so that my mother can follow every part of the evening.For LGBTQ Dreamers, no equality without citizenship | Antonio Xu Liu | March 18, 2021 | Washington Blade
SEACA helped get them to residents, scheduling appointments from its waiting list of 2,500 people, translating documents for them and recruiting volunteers who are fluent in Cantonese, Taishanese, Teochew or Vietnamese.How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System | by Maryam Jameel and Caroline Chen | March 1, 2021 | ProPublica
In Macau, Cantonese restaurant Wing Lei Palace is the only new one-star restaurant, bringing the region’s total to nine one-star restaurants, compared to Hong Kong’s 50.Michelin Announces 2021 Stars for Hong Kong and Macau | Monica Burton | January 27, 2021 | Eater
Its language—Cantonese—is spoken only in neighboring Macau and Guangdong province.
Cantonese, with its individual characters, also forces rappers to adopt a staccato lyricism.
Then there is the Cantonese dish known as "dragon, tiger, and phoenix", made of snake, cat, and chicken.Poisoning of CEO in Cat Stew Stirs Outrage Among Rights Activists | Dan Levin | January 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
To find some of the best Cantonese in all of China, you won't even need to leave your hotel.
I grew up hearing Cantonese and then I studied Mandarin for a while.
They know us by the Cantonese laundrymen, the class which ranks with their lowest classes.As A Chinaman Saw Us | Anonymous
Our lower classes, "coolies" from the Cantonese districts, have flocked to America.As A Chinaman Saw Us | Anonymous
A Cantonese waiter paddled swiftly outside, bearing a lacquered tray and two steaming glasses.The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
The superstitious Cantonese believed that the sunbeam which revealed the fatal flaw was a messenger sent from heaven!Village Life in China | Arthur H. Smith
He brought thousands of Cantonese coolies into Hawaii, and his wealth began to grow.The House of Pride | Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for Cantonese
the Chinese language spoken in the city of Canton, Guangdong and Guanxi provinces, Hong Kong, and elsewhere outside China
plural -ese a native or inhabitant of the city of Canton or Guangdong province
of or relating to the city of Canton, Guangdong province, or the Chinese language spoken there
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