Chapter 1: Purpose 小手冊目的

Initial purpose of this manual is to record and help myself when I was learning Mandarin (I am still learning). This quick manual is helpful for adult Cantonese native speakers learning Mandarin as a beginner. It may also be helpful for those who already know Mandarin but want to minimize Cantonese accents.

Unlike English native speakers learning Mandarin, Cantonese speakers have a unique set of problems to overcome. On the other hand, Cantonese speakers have the benefits of not having to learn Chinese grammar and the Chinese characters (with the exception of a few difficult to guess characters translated from simplified to traditional).