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 Learning Keywords and Terms

Below are a list of keywords and terms that every Chinese learner should know. You might already know them, so if you think of more important vocabulary words please leave us a comment below! You can also click on a word below to read more about it! Mandarin Cantonese Characters Traditional Simplified Characters Bigram Pictogram… Read More

草字头 Cao zi tou: The Grass Radical

Continuing on with our ‘radical’ series, I decided to give you some more information about 草字头 (cǎo zì tóu), the grass radical. 草字头 (cǎo zì tóu) means ‘grass on the head’ and is always found on the top of a character. I really like 艹 because unlike some radicals, most of the characters featuring this radical… Read More

万圣节快乐!Happy Halloween: Witchy Words and Spooky Sentences in Chinese

Featured Image Source: 3D illustration by Quince Media Within the last few years, Halloween and many other western holidays, have arrived in China. Although sometimes the meaning behind the holiday gets a little lost, Chinese businesses, malls and theme parks embrace these days and have a little fun. Below are some Halloween themed vocabulary and… Read More