Standard Character Version

Standard Chinese characters are used by educated Cantonese speakers in most contexts in most writing contexts.  Texts written in standard Chinese differ from the spoken language, but can sometimes be read aloud (for example, news readers and in recitation poetry). To let you know how they sound, play the accompanying sound files for each unit. (The characters in blue are not typically spoken, or at least now in the context of they are found in.)

Unit 1

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Unit 15