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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).]
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Pinyin

(ˈpɪnˈjɪn)
n
(Linguistics) a system of romanized spelling developed in China in 1958: used to transliterate Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet
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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)]
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Translations
pinyin
pinjin
ピンインピン音拼音
pinyin

Pinyin

nPinyin (→ umschrift f) nt
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