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 Bookshop

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Welcome to Our Book Shop

In our Chinese bookshop, you’ll find books for all levels of Chinese, from textbooks for beginners wanting to learn the basics to advanced classics available to download for your Kindle. Our list was created with the help of readers of the Written Chinese Blog, followers of Written Chinese on Facebook and our own Written Chinese Team. Thank you to everyone who has tried, tested and recommended books for our list. If there’s a book you’ve like us to add to our list, please leave us a message below.

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  • Santi Wang

    How to get the book??

    • Hollie Sowden

      Hi Santi, what book did you want to buy?

  • Will Newcomb

    Thanks for the list which I will look at more closely.

    I can recommend another title for beginners:

    Chinese Characters: a modern approach” by David Su Liqun for 39RMB from
    Taobao, ISBN 9787100103947. Based on the evening courses he has been
    running for many years in London, David Su Liqun introduces 300 basic
    characters giving brief memorable phrases and images to associate with
    the characters as well as diagrams to help the new student write the
    character in the correct order. Includes a CD of the ‘catch phrases’ for
    each character. The author has taught at SOAS (School of Oriental and
    African Studies, London University) for over 20 years where he developed
    his interest in different ways of teaching Chinese as a written

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