Disclaimer: I started to learn chinese a few weeks ago..

I just installed the Chinese Simplified input method on my Windows 10 laptop and started doing some tests with pinyin and Microsoft Word. However, something seems to be wrong or (more likely) I am missing something:

when I try to type "girl" in pinyin I got the wrong characters completed. That is, I enter nuhai I got this: 奴孩 is this the correct character for girl?

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    Accurately, The pinyin of "女" is "nü", and generally use "v" to stand for it. So just type "nv"
    – seven7e
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 2:01

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In Chinese , you should press "nv" instead of "nu". "v" here means "ü" in pronunciation.

For more about Pinyin, you can see this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin

  • Can you point me to a guide for this? I mean, for the appropriate way to input pinyin in word? Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 21:52
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    @JohnTortugo:Only the ü should be pressed as "v". The others are the same as what you can see on our keyboards. You can download 搜狗拼音 at pinyin.sogou.com/index.php,This is better than the original one at Windows.
    – xqMogvKW
    Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 1:13

nv hai


guniang (姑娘)

It is girl in Chinese language

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