I am working on an art project that I would like to collect the hundreds of different transliterations of 「中文」 zhōng wén in Mandarin Chinese. (Pronunciation available here: https://translate.google.com/#zh-CN/de/中文)

How can I transliterate zhōng wén in Korean? (For example, "zhong wen" would be the closest pronunciation in English.)

  • Just for clarification do you want a Korean alphabet which helps Korean to learn Mandarin? I.e. 管理 => 관 리, 今天 => 찐톈 – 짱멋진만찢남 Apr 1 '17 at 1:26

There is a standard for that, established by the National Institute of the Korean Language.

According to that, zhōngwén should be transliterated to "종원".

ㅈ/ㅅ is used for pinyin "zh/sh", and ㅉ/ㅆ is used for pinyin "z/s".

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  • Things are usually easier with established standards, but with an established pinyin system, I reckon there will be trouble finding transliterations for languages written in the Latin alphabet. – Kevin Li Apr 11 '17 at 12:38
  • @KevinLi What do you mean? – MujjinGun Apr 11 '17 at 13:08
  • Example: to an Italian, the sound would be spelled “giogn uen”. – Kevin Li Apr 11 '17 at 13:55

U mean listen to the sound that you linked and write it down in Korean, right?

If so, I think "쭝원" would be the closest pronunciation in Korean.

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