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#3 Cantonese or Mandarin?
#3 Cantonese or Mandarin?

Fri, Nov 25


Toronto Mandarin School - North York

#3 Cantonese or Mandarin?

Have you ever wondered the difference and relation between Cantonese and Mandarin? Do they share the same writing system? Do they sound different? Is it hard to learn Mandarin if I speak Cantonese? This session will give you all the answers.

Time & Location

Nov 25, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST

Toronto Mandarin School - North York, 200 Consumers Rd #410, North York, ON M2J, Canada

About the event

Appetizer (30 mins) - Introduction to New Words & Phrases

We'll introduce some basic knowledge and terms about languages and regions. Some insights into different dialects spoken in China will be shared too. You'll also see some examples of the differences and similarities in Cantonese and Mandarin (spoken and written), as well as the regions with the majority of both speakers.

Main Course (30 mins) - Now,  Let’s Practice! 

Our teacher will work with you to practice simple dialogues that you can use to ask what languages do people speak and where do they come from. Worrying about words and tones pronounced differently in Cantonese and Mandarin? The Chinese phonetic system (Pinyin) will help you sound like a Mandarin native speaker!

Dessert (30 mins) - Open Discussions 

If you are a Cantonese speaker and always wonder whether learning Mandarin would be a good choice, let’s talk about it! If you have experiences in interacting with both Cantonese and Mandarin speakers, we want to hear your stories! Some basic rules in Cantonese and Mandarin pronunciation will be shared too!

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