What is Pinyin?

Pinyin is also known to ‘Hànyǔ Pinyin’ or ‘Mandarin Chinese Pinyin’, it is a way to use Roman letters to represent the pronunciation of the Chinese characters, like English Phonetic Alphabet. Pinyin was adopted in 1955, while Chinese characters have over 5000 years of history.     Why did Chinese people adopt the Pinyin system? …

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