Are 求 (beg) and 球 (ball) both written in pinyin as Qiú homonyms? I am trying to get the pronunciation for ball right. Are there authoritative homonym lists maintained somewhere?

  • Yes, they are. Any Chinese dictionary with Pinyin as index would be a good place to find homonym characters.
    – zyy
    May 4, 2019 at 12:55
  • A fun fact: because they share the same pronunciation, chinese teenagers now type "ball ball 您" instead of "求求您" to express "i am begging you" when chatting online .
    – trisct
    May 8, 2019 at 17:04

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Yes, they are both written in pinyin as 'Qiú'.
You can check 新華字典 for more details.
It is a trustable dictionary website.

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