Google Translate has a different pronunciation of 云 (yun) than this website: https://resources.allsetlearning.com/chinese/pronunciation/Yun

The Google Translate one sounds like more the Cantonese pronunciation of "far" whereas the other one is more like "yween".

Google Translate: https://translate.google.com/#en/zh-CN/cloud

Which is correct?

  • The pinyin yun is short form of yuen, so the right pronunciation is yee-woo-en.
    – xenophōn
    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:34
  • Unless you reside in Hong Kong, which Google translate might switch the pronunciation to Cantonese.
    – mootmoot
    Jun 26, 2017 at 11:02

2 Answers 2


You can go to 汉典 to listen the sound files.

Both 拼音 and 注音 pronounce the same sound.

This is the correct one.



wan4 (jyutping)

yun2 (pinyin)

[1] [archaic] say; speak

[2] simplified form of 雲

Both 雲 and 云 are pronounced as /yun2/ (with raising end tone)

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