Cantonese Dictionary With Over 4000+ Audio

Basically, nothing surprising, it is still GoldenDict. I just provide you with 4000+ Cantonese vocabulary audio clips, which were extracted from a government-funded university website called “Hong Kong Chinese Emergency Room” that teaches Cantonese people Mandarin vocabulary. It should have been called Cantonese-Mandarin dictionary instead of such degrading name. Anyway, it is a step towards a more useful Cantonese Pronunciation Dictionary. The following is a demonstration video.

The real voices don’t sound like what you heard in the video. It was just a recording problem. “CantoneseAudio” is where these 4000+ audio clips located.

Audio Download Link
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
After extraction, you will see one main folder called “CantoneseAudio” with 31 folders inside and its size is about 1.5 GB. Ubuntu user would better extract the file in Windows because the file names all become unreadable codes after extraction.


  1. Use winrar and double click “CantoneseAudio.part01” to extract all the files
  2. Open GoldenDict, Edit → Dictionaries → Sound Dirs, add the downloaded folder

Scan Popup Function

Click on the magic wand to activate scan popup. Highlight the vocabulary you want to hear its pronunciation, right click and choose copy/ CTRL+C.


I found that the creator of “JyutYam” extracted Cantonese syllable audio from here. You can put its audio file into GoldenDict and scan the Jyutping to hear its pronunciation. These are not vocabulary audios so you have to highlight syllable by syllable.

JyutYam Audio Download:

Potential Problems

Upper GoldenDict is in Ubuntu 11.04 and lower one is in Windows 7

Chinese Character Display is better on a Mac

A WinXP user told me that he saw warning “The referenced resource doesn’t exist” and I think this is due to system font. GoldenDict does not have any easy way to change the font it uses. I don’t know how to solve it but I notice Ubuntu and Mac give better performance on displaying Chinese characters. In the end, you can copy and paste the vocabulary and look for its audio in CantoneseAudio folder. (if it has)

I afraid people can’t find my site so I write these Google keywords in here.
Cantonese Pronunciation Dictionary
Cantonese Dictionary with Audio
Cantonese Dictionary with Pronunciation


  1. writecantonese8, thank you so much for doing this. This is exactly what I have been looking for!

    I’m running GoldenDict in Windows XP. I was able to solve the “The referenced resource doesn’t exist” error with the CantoneseAudio files by installing the newest experimental version of GoldenDict. You can download it here:

    There’s no setup/install file for this experimental version of GoldenDict. You just download it, unzip it with a program that can read .7z files, move it to where you want to keep it, and run it from there.

  2. on mediafire… recieved this message on the third file…

    Split Archive Blocked

    The file you attempted to download is an archive that is part of a set of archives. MediaFire does not support unlimited downloads of split archives and the limit for this file has been reached. MediaFire understands the need for users to transfer very large or split archives, up to 10GB per file, and we offer this service starting at $1.50 per month.

    We have informed the owner that sharing of this file has been limited and how they can resolve this issue.

    Still have questions or do you think we’ve made an mistake? Check our knowledge base for more information or contact us about it.

  3. Ive got no idea with computers. All Ive done is download imesh but no idea how to get this cantonese dictionary. Any help would be great..!!

  4. I have the same issue, I can’t get the 3rd package.

  5. Hi, do they not have cantonese wiktionary page anymore? I could not find it

  6. […] Cantonese Dictionary With Over 4000+ Audio … – Sep 11, 2011 · Basically, nothing surprising, it is still GoldenDict. I just provide you with 4000+ Cantonese vocabulary audio clips, which were extracted from a …… […]

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