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.

Need A Nciku Alternative?

Written by Hollie at WrittenChinese.Com So you may have read recently that the popular English-Chinese dictionary, Nciku was taken offline. Regular users are now redirected to Line Dictionary; a ‘fresh start’ for Nciku. Sadly though, people moving to Line will find many of the functions that they loved about Nciku are now gone. Perhaps finding… Read More

3D-Printed Houses? No way!

Posted by Bethany from WrittenChinese.Com Recently in the news there has been a lot of buzz about 3D-printed houses in China. Using this technology, one Chinese company was able to “print” ten houses in just twenty-four hours! Here are some Chinese words related to 3D printers and construction:  1. 打印机 (dǎ yìn jī) = printer Example: 我拿我的打印机去修了…. Read More