Does knowing Mandarin really help with learning Cantonese?

Learning Cantonese

An interesting thread was posted to the LingQ forum today. The question that was asked is, “Does knowing Mandarin really help with learning Cantonese?”. As some of you may know, Mandarin and Cantonese are both forms of Chinese, and while they share many of the same characters the spoken languages are very different.

What has your experience been? Have you found knowledge of Mandarin to be helpful when learning Cantonese?

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