Amy Leung teaches Cantonese to managers of
multinational corporations in Hong Kong
in a fun new way. No Sweat Cantonese distils her approach,
fulfilling the demand for an up-to-date textbook focusing on the
practical needs of expatriates in Hong Kong and elsewhere in the
Cantonese-speaking world. Like never before, Cantonese – "that
impossible language!" – is now easy and enjoyable to learn.
Each chapter provides a list of
useful words and phrases that center on a "topic or situation most
frequently arising in everyday life. Guided conversations, supported
by audiotapes, help place what you have learned into a living context.
Grammar and sentence patterns are succinctly explained. "Pop-up" boxes
provide useful and fun information on the rituals of work, play and
love, inviting you to fully immerse yourself in local culture.
Sweat Cantonese is a no nonsense system for putting practical,
useful stuff within your grasp quickly rather than getting bogged down
in typical textbook techniques. It gives you the need-to-know bits and
pieces essential to understanding and being understood. It makes
learning Cantonese easier than using chopsticks."
Peter Boczar, Advertising Director, Leo Burnett Ltd.
Kong Cantonese is a lively spoken language, and this book gives the
beginner a sense of this while also addressing the fundamentals of
tone and grammar."
John R. Fadely, American & International Lawyer,
Debevoise & Plimpton
Leung has produced an invaluable and practical guide. It goes further
than most language books as it includes many of the idioms and
expressions that Hong Kongers use everyday. They will be amazed and
amused when you use them, too!"
Richard Jaggard, Senior Executive, Bank of America,
you want to learn to speak Cantonese like a native, this is the book
Rob Agnew, Finance and Administration Manager, Greater
"It will not only bring a smile to your lips, but also ensure
you can get about easily in Hong Kong and get your job done!"
Ramagopal Rao, Managing Director, Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong)
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