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.

Here’s What the Written Chinese Elves Have Been Up To February 27 – March 12 2017

Over the last few weeks in the Written Chinese Office… We’ve added a new sparkly flashcard set to the Written Chinese Dictionary! We’ve created a flashcard set containing over 400 flashcards just for beginners of Chinese. The set contains 20 different categories containing words EVERY beginner of Chinese ought to know. The topics include food,… Read More

Here’s What the Written Chinese Elves Have Been Up To January 2 – January 15 2017

Over the last few weeks in the Written Chinese Office… We’ve released an update for iOS, squashed the bug that was messing with our Chinese Name Generator and…. *drum roll please* something you’ve all been waiting for… added ‘non-cumulative’ HSK vocabulary lists to the Written Chinese Dictionary! Written Chinese Dictionary 2.2.3 was released for iOS: minor… Read More