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Cantonese is a language, not a mere dialect[change source]
Basic Law of Hong Kong[change source]
Is Cantonese a dialect[change source]
I don't believe that Cantonese is a dialect of Chinese, Because if people cannot understand each other, they speak different languages, not different dialects.(This is a definition that in Linguistics). I can't read Cantonese article even I am a Mandarin user and Classical Chinese user.
dor instance, the 水(スイ, water,hydro, IIII in wangma code) not only to mean water , but also to mean effectless in Cantonese's slang.