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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A system for romanizing Chinese ideograms in which tones are indicated by diacritics and unaspirated consonants are transcribed as voiced.

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  • You see how useful pinyin is even to people like you?
  • China uses a Roman-alphabet equivalent, called pinyin, which is then converted into Chinese characters.
  • But the pinyin is a bit different than what I'm accustomed to reading.
  • Just thought of 1 more 1-bopomofo-letter syllable: a. Hey, that one’s even 1 syllable in pinyin! godoggo Says: for more
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  • Word of the 2008 Nat. Spelling Bee finals.[pellingbeeshirleys!Field2]
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