Teochew (潮州话 [Diê⁵ziu¹ uê])

Teochew is a dialect of Southern Min, a Sinitic language. It originated in the Chaoshan region of Guangdong province in China, and is also spoken in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Teochew preserves a three-way distinction between unvoiced unaspirated, unvoiced aspirated and voiced unaspirated plosives that is absent in Mandarin Chinese. Oral and nasalised vowels form contrasting minimal pairs in Teochew.

Teochew pronunciation

Teochew pronunciation

Note on consonants

Note on vowels

Download an alphabet chart for Teochew (Excel)

Some of the information on this page was provided by Wenkai Tay.

Videos in Teochew

Information about Teochew | Phrases

Links

Information about Teochew
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teochew_dialect
http://gaginang.org

Diojiu Bhung Gak: A Site Teochiu Language
http://teochiu.tripod.com

Chaozhou Mogher - includes information about Chaozhou idioms and phonology and a dictionary
http://www.mogher.com

Chinese Ink in SE Asia: Dialects
http://www.post1.com/home/zhuangfu/dialects.htm

Singapore Teochew Association (in Chinese)
http://www.teochew.org.sg

Sinitic (Chinese) languages

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