Cantonese Hong Kong Tutor (CantoCat) 1
the author of this app says:
Learning Cantonese is easy if you start by learning the tones with audio samples and then perform memory drills. CantoCat delivers this by providing audio samples plus a memory drill function with over 1600 commonly used searchable words and phrases. You have more than enough to get you started!
For the more serious student there are extra features. First, grammar tips are provided. Second, optionally you may transfer the CantoCat database to a computer via a Wi-Fi connection. Not only can you copy and paste Chinese words into emails and text messages directly to your phone, but you can export the entire Cantonese-English dictionary to your computer (in sqlite format) for custom editing. If you want you may make custom dictionaries on your computer and copy them back to your phone as mini-memory drills. This way you can memorize the types of words that you personally tend to use in real life.
This app is so versatile and fresh - because the developer still lives in Hong Kong and uses it every day. Whats even more unique is that all Mandarin has been excluded, so you only get pure 100% Cantonese. You will know that it is a rare find if you have ever looked for pure Cantonese resources. It is difficult to find Cantonese dictionaries without many Mandarin phrases mixed in. Real Cantonese people laugh at us when we try to speak to them in Mandarin with Cantonese tones, so this has been made a sticking point for CantoCat. Some of the written forms of real Cantonese (used in conversations, emails, or in CantoCat) are never found in official Chinese magazines or books, because Cantonese is primarily a spoken language.
Study real Cantonese - its cool! With CantoCat you will be a cool Cantonese-speaking cat in no time. You will be speaking real Cantonese with real Cantonese friends and where youre a little off, at least they will understand what you are trying to say and correct you with a big smile!
- Requires iOS 3.0 or later