There are so many free online resources that it is sometimes difficult to know which ones to use, and to identify which ones are good. Cactus has carefully assessed the wide range of free language learning resources available online to provide you with a selection of our most recommended, useful and reliable sources of information for learning Cantonese. These can be used as a helpful support to language learning whilst taking one of our face-to-face Cantonese courses.
WordReference is a popular bilingual dictionary, and combines its own dictionary with the long-established Collins dictionary. WordReference also includes a useful forum where users can get help with Chinese language related questions.
Reverso is a well-established online bilingual dictionary. It includes an English-Chinese dictionary, along with other handy tools such as a translator and spellchecker.
LINE Dict is an online Chinese-English dictionary. It includes a function enabling you to draw Chinese characters to search in the dictionary.
Loecsen lists very useful basic words and phrases for those looking to traveling to Chinese speaking countries.
Forvo is a free and comprehensive pronunciation guide maintained by native speakers around the world. It includes the pronunciation of more than 3 million words in 325 languages.
Not only Lexilogos has a comprehensive list of language resources, it also offers a convenient online tool to type in Chinese.
A basic Cantonese guide with many useful phrases and basic words, including their pronunciation.
Cactus also offers Skype private tuition with a qualified native speaking teacher, which is an excellent online alternative to other online courses.