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Definitions for cantonese
ˌkæn tnˈiz, -ˈiscan·tonese

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yue, Yue dialect, Cantonese, Cantonese dialectnoun

    the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China

Wiktionary

  1. Cantonesenoun

    An inhabitant of Canton; a person of Canton descent.

  2. Cantoneseadjective

    Relating to Canton.

  3. Cantoneseadjective

    Relating to Cantonese people.

  4. Cantoneseadjective

    Relating to Cantonese language.

  5. Cantonesenoun

    A Chinese language mainly spoken in the south-eastern part of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, by the Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia and by many overseas Chinese worldwide.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cantonese in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cantonese in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cantonese in a Sentence

  1. Osmond Chan:

    Cheongsam means long robe in Cantonese and actually only became a common woman's wear after the May Fourth Movement( 1919), or the New Culture Movement, women started wearing men's long robes as a feminist statement and trend during that anti-Qing era.

  2. Prince Phillip:

    If it had got four legs and is not a chair, if it has two wings and it flies, but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it. (commenting on Chinese eating habits at a 1986 World Wildlife Fund coference)

  3. Ray Wong:

    I miss being surrounded by Hong Kong people, being surrounded by Cantonese-speaking people, i even miss the very unpleasant climate.

  4. Osmond Chan:

    We prefer to call it cheongsam -- not qipao, cheongsam means long robe in Cantonese and actually only became a common woman's wear after the May Fourth Movement( 1919), or the New Culture Movement.

  5. Caroline Roberts:

    I want to promote mahjong as an important part of the Chinese culture, most expats may not have time to become fluent in Cantonese, but perhaps they can learn how to play mahjong while they are living in Hong Kong.

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