Use this tool to add tone marks to pinyin or to convert tone number (e.g. hao3) to tone marks.

Although you can use the red buttons to add tone marks, we highly recommend you use the number method (e.g. hao3) for speed and placement of the accent above the correct vowel. [Hint: Type "v" for "ü"]
Note: You do not need to use this tool to enter pinyin in this dictionary.

How to use the Chinese Interjection 嗯

Written by Liz老师 from GoEast Mandarin. What are Chinese Interjections? You may have heard Chinese people talking on the phone. Interjections are often used during a call, with different tones of voice to imply different meanings. Interjections play a vital role in Chinese. Usually, an interjection is a word that expresses an exclamation, call someone, or… Read More

How to Use the Chinese Interjection 哎

Written by Vivian老师 from GoEast Mandarin. In Chinese, some words don’t mean anything on their own yet express certain emotions, such as exclamation, calling for attention, or responding. These words include 唉 (ai), 啊 (a), 哼 (heng), 哦 (o), and 哎 (ai). Such words are called interjections. These words simulate people’s emotional voice. Despite not having… Read More

生日快乐 (sheng ri kuai le)! How to Celebrate a Chinese Birthday

We’ve put together a cultural lesson about celebrating Chinese birthdays. Although some of these traditions are beginning to change in modern China, it’s good to understand the reasons for these cultural superstitions and differences. Some of these traditions may be different around China, and if you’ve come across any that are different or interesting, please… Read More