[ pin-yin ]
/ ˈpɪnˈyɪn /
noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
a system for transliterating Chinese into the Latin alphabet: introduced in 1958 and adopted as the official system of romanization by the People's Republic of China in 1979.
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Origin of pinyin
<Chinese pīnyīn literally, phonetic spelling (pīn arrange, classify + yīn sound, pronunciation)
Words nearby pinyin
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British Dictionary definitions for pinyin
/ (ˈpɪnˈjɪn) /
a system of romanized spelling developed in China in 1958: used to transliterate Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet
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