how to pronounce taiwanese


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the above transcription of taiwanese 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.

taiwanese is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of taiwanese in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… in English the Taiwanese Navy is small …”

meanings of taiwanese


  1. Of or pertaining to Taiwan.


  1. A person from Taiwan; usually plural.


  1. The popular name of the variant of Hokkien spoken in Taiwan, the native language of the Hoklo.

taiwanese frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word taiwanese occurs in english on average 2 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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