Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

普通话 (普通話) pǔtōnghuà

pǔtōnghuà noun Standard Chinese
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
Notes: Literally, the common language, this term was coined by reformers in the Republican period to standardize the national language in a form that could be widely adopted in Chinese society (Norman 1988, p. 135; Shei 2014, loc. 141; Sun 2006, loc. 133).


Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
普通话音 普通話音 普通话音 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶风‧凱風 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Kai Feng 2