[ johen-lahy; Chinese joh-uhn-lahy ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ ɛnˈlaɪ; Chinese ˈdʒoʊ ˈʌnˈlaɪ /
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1898–1976, Chinese Communist leader: premier 1949–76.
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Also (Wade-Giles) Chou En-lai [joh-en-lahy] /ˈdʒoʊ ˈɛnˈlaɪ/ .
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How to use Zhou Enlai in a sentence
On our October 1971 trip Kissinger gave Zhou En-Lai our draft of a joint communiqué for the looming summit.Winston Lord on Crafting the Shanghai Communique with Kissinger|Winston Lord|February 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Zhou Enlai
Zhou En Lai
/ (ɛn laɪ) /
the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Chou En-lai
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Cultural definitions for Zhou Enlai
[ (joh en-leye) ]
A Chinese political leader of the twentieth century. Zhou was a founder of the Chinese Communist party and an ally of Mao Zedong. As China's premier, he helped establish closer relations between his country and Western nations in the 1970s.
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