Zhuyin-fuhao Definition


A phonetic alphabet used to transcribe Mandarin for students of that language and for inputting Chinese, used in Taiwan, shortened as Zhuyin; also known as bopomofo from the first letters of the alphabet: ㄅ ㄆ ㄇ ㄈ (bo po mo fo). Hanyu pinyin romanisation "zhùyīn fúhào" written in Zhuyin becomes ㄓㄨˋ ㄧㄣ ㄈㄨˊ ㄏㄠˋ.


Origin of Zhuyin-fuhao

  • From Mandarin 注音符號, 注音符号 (zhùyīn fúhào, “annotation sound symbol(s)”).

    From Wiktionary

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