What is Jyutping?
Jyutping (粵拼), is a popular romanization system for Cantonese. It was developed in 1993 by a an academic group at the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong and was given the formal name "The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong Cantonese Romanisation Scheme".
Jyutping is one among many other romanization methods for Cantonese like the Standard Romanization, Yale and Sidney Lau systems. You can find some more background information here on Wikipedia. This page mainly deals with practical questions and topics like pronunciation that can help applying Jyutping while learning Cantonese.
This Jyutping pronunciation tool below is probably the most valuable part of this Jyutping guide, especially if you just start out learning Cantonese, so we put it at the top. If you click on any of the buttons, 7 audio files will load that represent the Jyutping sound with all seven Jyutping tones. To learn more about Jyutping itself, scroll further down to the FAQ section.