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Phonetic transcription will help you improve your Cantonese pronunciation

Cantonese pronunciation can appear quite complicated for people starting to learn Cantonese. Consider the fact that Cantonese has 9 tones. If you don't learn how to inflect your voice in 9 different ways, native speakers will not understand what you are saying!

There are several Cantonese romanization systems:

  1. Jyutping
  2. Yale romanization of Cantonese
  3. Cantonese Pinyin

This online Cantonese pronunciation tool can convert text into several different formats:

  1. Jyutping
  2. Yale romanization of Cantonese
  3. International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) with tone numbers
  4. International Phonetic Alphabet with tone marks

We highly recommend using one of the options with IPA. If you are already familiar with the IPA phonetic symbols, it will be much easier for you to learn how to pronounce Cantonese words correctly with this system.

This tool will serve as a Cantonese pronunciation guide and will help you save time. You will no longer need to look up the pronunciation of Cantonese words in a dictionary. If you use the phonetic transcription regularly in combination with Cantonese audio and video recordings, your pronunciation and listening skills in Cantonese will improve.

The converter understands both simplified and traditional characters.

To create this phonetic converter we used Chinese dictionary CC-CEDICT, Cantonese dictionary CC-Canto and information from Wikipedia.