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.

My 10 Favorite Places in Shenzhen 深圳

Posted by Bethany from WrittenChinese.Com Many people consider Shenzhen (深圳) an unusual city because it was established less than 40 years ago.  With most of the 15 million residents coming from other areas of China, the city has an interesting blend of Chinese culture. Things change here all of the time and sometimes it’s hard to keep track of what’s happening, but… Read More

Chinese New Year for a Guangdong Native

Posted by Allen (郑伟杰 Weijie Zheng) from WrittenChinese.Com As the Chinese New Year approaches, the holiday spirit in China grows stronger and stronger. You may see or hear a lot of phrases including the character “马” (mǎ=horse) because the coming year will be the Year of the Horse.  “马上(mǎ shàng)” means “immediately”, so phrases such as “马上有钱(mǎshàng… Read More

Become a White Collar Baller: Chinese in the Workplace

Today we have a post from Brandon King, who helps students and recent graduates obtain internships and entry-level positions in China with his company SmartIntern. While running an internship company in China and writing about career building is something I love, I sometimes forget what attracted me to China in the first place- the language…. Read More

I’m at Xiangmihu 香蜜湖: Learning from Metro Stops

It will only take [est_time] to read this post! Posted by Bethany from WrittenChinese.Com Added to by Hollie (July 2015) When I first moved to China, one of the most frustrating things was not being able to read anything. With learning Chinese, unless you know the proper stroke order or have a special character recognizer… Read More

The Price of Eggs in China

Posted by Bethany from WrittenChinese.Com This week at we have been studying Rank  #60 全国  (quánguó), meaning “across the entire country” or “nationwide”. In search of something interesting including 全国, we found this: The Price of Eggs Across China: 2013年9月27日全国鸡蛋价格行情 (2013 nián 9 yuè 27 rì quánguó jīdàn jiàgé hángqíng) Not that anyone cares about the price… Read More