pinyin

(redirected from Chinese Phonetic Alphabet)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

Pin·yin

or pin·yin  (pĭn′yĭn′, -yĭn)
n.
A system for transcribing the pronunciation of the standard variety of Mandarin using the Roman alphabet, officially adopted by the People's Republic of China in 1979.

[Mandarin pīn yīn, to combine sounds into syllables, spell : pīn, to combine (from Middle Chinese pjiajŋ) + yīn, sound, syllable (from Middle Chinese ʔim).]

Pinyin

(ˈpɪnˈjɪn)
n
(Linguistics) a system of romanized spelling developed in China in 1958: used to transliterate Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet

pin•yin

(ˈpɪnˈyɪn)

n.
(sometimes cap.) a system for transliterating Chinese into the Latin alphabet, introduced in 1958 and officially adopted by the People's Republic of China in 1979.
[< Chinese pīnyīn literally, phonetic spelling (pīn arrange, classify + yīn sound, pronunciation)]
Translations
pinyin
pinjin
ピンインピン音拼音
pinyin

Pinyin

nPinyin (→ umschrift f) nt
References in periodicals archive ?
com), the innovators of Fastap[TM] enabling keypad technology, announced today its Fastap technology has been certified under the Chinese text-entry standard GF 3006 - 2001 Standard Scheme of Chinese Phonetic Alphabet Input with Universal Keypad by China's State Language Commission (SLC).

Full browser ?