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The Chinese word pinyin - 拼音 - pīnyīn
(Pinyin in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

Pinyin, phonetic transcription,
to combine sounds to form words or syllables

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Chinese characters  ( pinyin / pīnyīn ) with pronunciation (English translation: Pinyin )
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拼音 ( pinyin / pīnyīn ) is composed of these characters: (pin) , (yin)
The traditional Chinese characters of pīnyīn are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 拼音 ( pinyin / pīnyīn ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Ni keyi xiechu pinyin ma?
Nĭ kĕyĭ xiĕchū pīnyīn ma?

 – English translation: Can you write it down in Pinyin?

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to combine  |  sound

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