Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan
CountryTaiwan (Republic of China)
LanguageTaiwanese Hokkien including Written Hokkien (definitions in Taiwanese Mandarin)
using the Taiwanese Romanization System
PublisherMinistry of Education (Taiwan)
Publication date
2008 (beta)
7 July 2011 (first release)

The Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan (Chinese: 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-oân Bân-lâm-gí Siông-iōng-sû Sû-tián) is a dictionary of Taiwanese Hokkien (including Written Hokkien) commissioned by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan.[1] The dictionary uses the Taiwanese Romanization System (based on pe̍h-ōe-jī) to indicate pronunciations and includes audio files for many words. As of 2013, the dictionary included entries for 20,000 words.[1]

In September 2000, initial plans to commission the dictionary were put forth by the National Languages Committee of the Ministry of Education. In July 2001, the Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan Editorial Committee (Chinese: 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典編輯小組; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-oân Bân-lâm-gí Siông-iōng Sû-sî-tián Phian-chip Sió-cho͘) was established.[2]

In October 2008, a beta version of the dictionary was released. On 7 July 2011, the first approved edition of the dictionary was released.[2][3]

The dictionary is continuously updated by the Editorial Committee, and these updates are financially supported by the Ministry.[1][3] On 5 July 2018, the dictionary received a major update.[3] On 1 June 2020, Flash was retired in favor of HTML audio for the audio samples.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan". Ministry of Education—Republic of Taiwan. 19 February 2013. Archived from the original on 26 March 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b Iâu Êng-siông [Yáo Róngsōng; 姚榮松] (October 2016). 《臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典》成果維護紀要 [A Report on the Maintenance of Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (PDF). Taiwan Studies [台灣學誌] (in Chinese). 14: 75–95. doi:10.6242/twnica.14.4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 November 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2019 – via Internet Archive Community Texts.((cite journal)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b c d 首頁 [Home page]. Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan (in Taiwanese Hokkien). 2011.7.7—辭典正式版即日起公告使用,歡迎各界提供意見。 [July 7, 2011 (2011-07-07)—The official edition of the dictionary is now available, comments from people of all walks of life are welcome.]