Although there are numerous dialects in China, the same hieroglyphs are used in the written language across the country. Therefore, all Chinese names are written with the same set of glyphs.
All Chinese names and surnames are given in two forms: one is in Simplified Chinese, the other one is in Latin letters. The Latin transcription used in generating random Chinese names on this site corresponds to Mandarin, or Putonghua, - the official language of the People's Republic of China.
Chinese is a tonal language, however no tones are used in the transcription, so both the given name and surname are written as in the passport.
A typical Chinese name usually consists of one or two glyphs. The surname comes in front of the name, e.g. 戚艾真 (Qi Aizhen).
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