Definition of Pinyin

1. Proper noun. 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‚Äôs Republic of China. ¹



2. Proper noun. A Niger-Congo language of Cameroon. ¹

3. Noun. phonetic script; spelling ¹

4. Proper noun. (alternative spelling of Pinyin) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinyin

1. a system for transliterating Chinese ideograms into the Latin alphabet [n]

Pinyin Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinyin

pinwheel
pinwheel flower
pinwheel roll
pinwheeled
pinwheeling
pinwheels
pinwork
pinworks
pinworm
pinworm vaginitis
pinworms
pinwrench
pinwrenches
pinxit
piny
pinyin (current term)
pinyon
pinyons
pioglitazone
piolet
piolets
pion
pioned
pioneer
pioneer axon
pioneer plant
pioneered
pioneering
pioneeringly
pioneers

Literary usage of Pinyin

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1. On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish by Eugene O'Curry (1873)
"... and the other half of barley, and their price is not the same, for the eighty-eighth part of a pinyin is the price of the ..."

2. Adventure Guide China by Simon Foster (2008)
"... Communist Party China International Travel Service China Travel Service Kowloon-Canton Railway Kuomintang (Guomindang in pinyin) Nationalist Party Mass ..."

3. China Business Guide by China Knowledge Press (2005)
"pinyin is now widely seen in China, and it replaces earlier Romanization systems of transliteration like the Wade-Giles system. ..."

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