Pinyin

Pinyin, or Hanyu Pinyin, is the official phonetic system for transcribing the Mandarin pronunciations of Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet in the People`s Republic of China, Republic of China (Taiwan), and Singapore. It is often used to teach Standard Chinese and a pinyin without diacritic markers is often used in foreign publications to....
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pinyin

A system of romanisation (expressing Chinese words in a written form acceptable to Westerners) developed in China and endorsed by the Chinese government in 1958.
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pinyin

A system to phonetically render Chinese ideograms in a Latin alphabet.
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Pinyin

Chinese phonetic alphabet approved in 1956 by the People's Republic of China, and used since 1979 in transcribing all names of people and places from Chinese ideograms into other languages using the English/Roman alphabet. For example, the former transcription Chou En-lai becomes Zhou Enlai, Hua Kuo-feng became Hua Guofeng, Teng Hsi...
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Pinyin

Pinyin (pin'yin') [Chin. pinyin zimu = phonetic alphabet], system of romanization of Chinese written characters, approved in 1958 by the government of the People's Republic of China and officially adopted by it in 1979. Its use replaces that of the more complex Wade-Giles system (1859; modif...
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Pinyin

the official system for transliterating Chinese characters into Roman letters.
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Pinyin

the official system for transliterating Chinese characters into Roman letters.
Found on http://www.beijing-visitor.com/index.php?cID=412&pID=1135
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