For a long time now, I've been attempting to learn Fuzhounese, a specific dialect of Chinese spoken in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, China. However, I've found very few resources. All I have found is the examples on the Wikipedia page, some web pages for Mandarin -> Fuzhounese learning, the Omniglot page, and a paper from the City University of Hong Kong concerning a phonetic study of Fuzhounese.

Is anyone aware of any further resources for learning the language?

  • What should be the "source language" for these resources? English, Standard Chinese, any other languages?
    – Tsundoku
    Commented Apr 19, 2017 at 11:20
  • Find and contact universities in Fujian. Also, search using the right domain name.
    – Lambie
    Commented Dec 20, 2022 at 16:46

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You definitely won't find Fuzhounese on any major online language learning platform, but I did find a pretty decent YouTube playlist Fuzhounese Lessons (English) 福州话教程 (英文版) by AL Language Cafe that explains the basics of the language, which is taught by a native speaker meant for English speakers. The playlist consists of 16 videos, and each one focuses on a different basic topic, like numbers, colors, adjectives, and sentence structure.

Another good resource might be this webpage language learning resource used by a Chinese university to teach Fuzhounese.


I found Fuzhounese.com, a Fuzhounese audio phrase-book. (It describes itself as an "English to Fuzhounese Audio Phrasebook/Dictionary Website".)

  1. Fujianese? non audio phrase book, Hippocrene Pub, NY
  2. Fuzhou dialect (?), by Wikipedia
  3. N Min chapter in classic Hanyu Fangyan Gaiyao, Beijing 1960 89 + ?
  4. A few articles in Fangyan Magazine of Chinese Dialect Assoc., ans Zhongguo Yuwen, all 3 in Beijing. issues from 1950 to now

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