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Does anybody know what is zhu yin??

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Your question is a little confusing, but I think maybe you refer to 注音, it means to add the corresponding pinyin to each Chinese character.

    It's impossible to say without tones, characters or context. Here are 3 examples of what it could be:
    主音 zhǔ yīn primary tone, keynote
    注音 zhù yīn phonetic notation
    主因 zhǔ yīn primary cause

    Hello, I think you mean 注音, it's a phonetic systme.. in contrast to he Pinyin system, it's used in Taiwan, the system is compound by symbols that represent each letter or symbol. and they are written on the right of each character.


    I'm agree with Mr. m.arangobus, probably you are talking about the taiwanese system to write chinese.

    There are many ways to write chinese by phonetics transcriptions. The most used are PinYin and ZhuYin. In Mainland China, the most used is PinYin, and in Taiwan everybody use ZhuYin. In HongKong people also use another entry for typing on computers and cellphones but I don't have any idea about it.

    There is another system called "tongyong" which is another way to use arabic letters to write chinese, also used mostly in Taiwan but it sees nobody use it anymore, and finally there is another system to write given names, till now I consider is not a real sistem but is a delivered phonetic transcription using the english phonetics. For example, 台北 is written as Taipei in stead of Taibei and 高雄 is KaoHsiung and not GaoXiong.

    zhu-yin is a system of typing Chinese symbols by a special table of parts

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