"Pronunciation" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 yǔ yīn speech sounds / pronunciation / colloquial (rather than literary) pronunciation of a Chinese character / phonetic / audio / voice / (Internet) to voice chat / voice message
 fā yīn to pronounce / pronunciation / to emit sound
 dú yīn pronunciation / literary (rather than colloquial) pronunciation of a Chinese character
 dú fǎ reading / pronunciation (of a Chinese character)
 zhù yīn to indicate the pronunciation of Chinese characters using Pinyin or Bopomofo etc / phonetic notation / (specifically) Bopomofo (abbr. for 注音符號|注音符号[zhu4 yin1 fu2 hao4])
 zhèng yīn standard pronunciation / to correct sb's pronunciation
 tìng (literary pronunciation, still advocated in Taiwan) to rule / to sentence / to allow
 bái dú colloquial (rather than literary) pronunciation of a Chinese character
 zùn (dialectal pronunciation of 俊[jun4]) / cool / neat
 zì zhèng qiāng yuán (of singing or speaking) very articulate pronunciation and vocalizing
 jīn yīn modern (i.e. not ancient) pronunciation of a Chinese character
 Běi jīng yīn Beijing pronunciation
 guó yīn official state pronunciation
 biāo zhǔn yīn standard pronunciation / standard tone (e.g. A = 440 Hz)
 yì dú variant pronunciation (when the same character has more than one reading)
 pò dú pronunciation of a character other than the standard / lit. broken reading
 dú pò to read extensively and thoroughly / nonstandard pronunciation of a Chinese character, e.g. reading [hao4] in compound 愛好|爱好[ai4 hao4] "hobby" in place of [hao3]
 dú yīn cuò wù mistake of pronunciation
 Shì míng "Shiming", late Han dictionary, containing 1502 entries, using puns on the pronunciation of headwords to explain their meaning
 gǔ yīn ancient (esp. pre-Qin) pronunciation of a Chinese character / classical speech sounds
 wén dú literary (rather than colloquial) pronunciation of a Chinese character
 tǒng dú standard (unified) pronunciation of a character with multiple readings, as stipulated by the PRC Ministry of Education in 1985
 xíng yì derivation of a Chinese loanword from Japanese by using the same characters (or variants) but applying Chinese pronunciation (e.g. 場合|场合[chang3 he2], derived from Japanese 場合, pronounced "ba'ai")
 zhuō jí humorous pronunciation of 著急|着急[zhao2 ji2]
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