小朋友

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.
朋友

EtymologyEdit

  • Literally, "little friend."

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin xiǎopéngyǒu  →  xiǎopéngyou (toneless final syllable variant)
Zhuyin ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄆㄥˊ ㄧㄡˇ  →  ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄆㄥˊ ㄧㄡ˙ (toneless final syllable variant)
IPA (key) /ɕi̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ pʰɤŋ³⁵ i̯oʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/  →  /ɕi̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ pʰɤŋ³⁵ i̯oʊ̯³/

NounEdit

小朋友 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiǎopéngyou or xiǎopéngyǒu)

  1. child, kid

Usage notesEdit

  • This term is usually used by adults to address children.
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 13:22