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.

Chinese Words for Gossiping with Friends

You’ve learned the basics, you’ve made some Chinese friends, now it’s time to get together and have a good 八卦 (bā guà)! Learn some of the following words and phrases so you can gossip, make jokes and flatter your new found pals. 废话 (fèi huà) (you’re talking) Rubbish! 胡说!(hú shuō)  Nonsense! 吹牛 (chuī niú) To brag/boast 拍马屁  (pāi mǎ… Read More

What Should We Call Friends and Family Members in Chinese?

Cultures all over the world have different ways to address family members, friends, and new acquaintances. In some countries, how people address each other can be paramount to showing respect. In Korea, many people maintain the use of titles when addressing one another in order to be polite. Using the wrong name could cause offense, and… Read More