American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A system for transliterating Chinese ideograms into the Roman alphabet, officially adopted by the People's Republic of China in 1979.
- From Chinese Mandarin 拼音 (pīnyīn) (Wiktionary)
- Chinese (Mandarin) pīn yīn, to combine sounds into syllables : pīn, to combine + yīn, sound. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Language Log links to an article in Pinyin News discussing how frequent it is now for Mandarin publications and informal writers to add .. "ing" to the Mandarin -- to look "cool and modern".”
“Pinyin is finally catching on in Taiwan, so I have decided to use it for romanizing Chinese terms, including Taiwanese place names, but I do make two exceptions.”
“However, the KMT supports switching to the Pinyin now used in the mainland PRC, while the more Taiwanese nationalist DPP wants to use a Taiwanese version of it, the Tonyoung Pinyin, which is more phonetically comprehensible by most English speakers.”
“For most Chinese place names and personal names, use the official Chinese spelling system known as Pinyin: Zhu Rongji.”
“It took Zhou and his colleagues three years to come up with the system now known as Pinyin, which was introduced in schools in 1958.”
“The Chinese have a phonetic system called Pinyin but, as far as I know, it's not used in everyday writing -- but they do have a system for character entry on keyboards and other digital devices.”
“There are two ways to input Chinese characters on a computer, either by handwriting recognition or by a method known as Pinyin, in which a user spells out the phonetic pronunciation of Chinese words with the Latin alphabet on a standard keyboard.”
“In 1979, China officially added the Pinyin alphabet, based on the Latin alphabet, to its existing nonalphabetic writing options.”
“Yes," Liu Xia responded, writing in Pinyin, the Chinese transliteration system.”
“Pinyin is a phonetic system that generates Chinese characters from Latin alphabet input.”
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