how to pronounce yin


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the above transcription of yin is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

yin is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of yin in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… all mixed myself taylor is the yin and …”

meanings of yin


  1. A surname​.
  2. A mountain range in northern China at the southeast end of the Gobi Desert.


  1. A principle in Chinese and related East Asian philosophies associated with dark, cool, female, etc. elements of the natural world.


  1. The number one, primarily used in Scotland and Ulster.

yin frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word yin occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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