Canto 101 Fall 2018

3 min readDec 20, 2018


In case you missed’em here are the lesson plans for this semester!

Lesson 1: Phonetics and Self-Introduction

Cantonese Consonants

Cantonese has 20 consonant sounds: p, b, t, d, ts, dz, k, g, kw, gw, f, h, l, m, n, ng, s, y and w.

Cantonese Vowels

Long Vowels

Short Vowels


Long Diphthongs

Short Diphthongs

Young Speakers



Practice Dialogue


Lesson 2: Tones, Counting and Restaurant Jargon

Tones and Sounds


Restaurant Language

Terms at the Restaurant

Know your Dim Sum → Event Saturday Nov. 3: ~HKSN: All A’Bao That Bass~

Bi-Weekly Slangs

Lesson 3: Common Phrases

Restaurant Language Continued

Restaurant Phrases

Restaurant Dialogue

Directional Dialogue

Asking for Directions

Directions Dialogue

Pick-Up Lines

Bi-Weekly Slangs

If you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading! Don’t worry, Canto 101 with HKSN will continue into 2019. Be sure to follow us on our socials to keep in the loop, hope to see you all at the next lesson!




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