Definition of Pinyin in English:

Pinyin

Syllabification: Pin·yin
Pronunciation: /pinˈyin
 
/

noun

The standard system of romanized spelling for transliterating Chinese.
More example sentences
  • The transliteration used is the standard Pinyin as formally adopted by China in 1979.
  • Folk transcriptions of Chinese by English speakers tend to be like Pinyin in this respect.
  • The use of Pinyin poses problems of distinguishing homographs, as in the 24 etymologically unrelated forms spelt lian.

Origin

1960s: from Chinese pīn-yīn, literally 'spell-sound'.

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