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.

Expressing Ongoing Actions With 正, 在 and 正在

正 (zhèng), 在 (zài) and 正在 (zhèng zài) are often associated with expressing an ‘ongoing’ action, but what’s the difference between these three and how do you use them properly? Learn some sentence patterns with example sentences to help you understand how to express ongoing actions in Chinese! An Introduction to 正, 在 and 正在… Read More