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Pinyin

Pinyin

See also: pinyin and pīnyīn

English

Alternative forms

Proper noun

Pinyin

  1. A system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Mandarin Chinese based on the Mandarin dialect of the Beijing area used in the People’s Republic of China.
Usage notes

While Pinyin uses the Latin alphabet, it should be kept in mind that it represents the sounds of Mandarin, not of English or any other language. Other than to express tonality, the only letter with diacritics that is used is “ü”. It uses four different diacritics on vowels to represent tones: ā, á, ǎ, à. Some have used numbers to represent the tones, but this is no longer as necessary as it used to be, because many software tools have become available for typing Pinyin with diacritical tone marks, as preferred by the Pinyin standard.

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Etymology 2

Proper noun

Pinyin

  1. A Niger-Congo language of Cameroon.

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Spanish

Proper noun

Pinyin m

  1. Pinyin

pinyin

pinyin

See also: Pinyin and pīnyīn

English

Noun

pinyin (plural pinyin)

  1. phonetic script; spelling

Proper noun

pinyin (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of Pinyin

Portuguese

Noun

pinyin m (uncountable)

  1. Pinyin (romanisation standard for Mandarin Chinese)

Romanian

Etymology

From Chinese 拼音

Noun

pinyin n (plural [please provide])

  1. pinyin

See also

  • scăzând-crescând (3rd tone)
  • scăzând (4th tone)

Spanish

Adjective

pinyin m, f (plural pinyins)

  1. pinyin

Usage notes

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