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The Chinese word yin - 音 - yīn
(voice in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

yīn

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English translations

voice"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, sound"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, news"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, tone"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 音 ( yīn ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.
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Chinese characters  ( yin / yīn ) with pronunciation (English translation: <m>voice</m> )
The traditional Chinese characters of yīn are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Character complexity
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is composed of 9 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

music  |  accent
音 ( yin / yīn ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 426)
Chinese example words containing the character 音 ( yin / yīn )
便携音箱 ( biànxiéyīnxiāng = portable speaker ), 低音 ( dīyīn = bass ), 发音 ( fāyīn = to pronounce ), 古典音乐 ( gŭdiănyīnyuè = classical music ), 录音 ( lùyīn = recording ), 录音笔 ( lùyīnbĭ = recording pen ), 录音机 ( lùyīnjī = recorder ), 迷你音响 ( mínĭyīnxiāng = sound system ), 女高音 ( nǚgāoyīn = soprano ), 拼音 ( pīnyīn = Pinyin ), 饶舌音乐 ( ráoshéyīnyuè = rap music ), 声音 ( shēngyīn = sound ), 收音机 ( shōuyīnjī = radio ), 无线音箱 ( wúxiànyīnxiāng = wireless speaker ), 音节 ( yīnjié = syllable ), 音量 ( yīnliàng = volume ), 音乐 ( yīnyuè = music ), 音乐会 ( yīnyuèhuì = concert ), 音乐家 ( yīnyuèjiā = musician )
Other characters that are pronounced yīn in Chinese

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