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.

Online Tools

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Written Chinese don’t just produce Mobile Apps for Chinese Learners, we also produce Online Learning Tools to help with the more tricky areas of learning Chinese. Our Chinese Tone Trainer is essential for all levels of Chinese, from fine tuning your ear to learning the differences between the tones. If you need a little more assistance or encouragement to study Chinese or are even a complete beginner, we have a growing list of Online Courses and Tutors. Great if you have a busy schedule too.
Even if you’re not studying Chinese (yet!), you can still check out our Chinese Name Generator, just fill out the details and you’ll receive your very own Chinese name!

Chinese Name Generator

Use our Chinese Name Generator to get yourself a Chinese name. Even if you don’t study Chinese, just enter your name and get a free personalized Chinese name in Chinese Characters!

Written Chinese Reader

Download the Written Chinese Reader for Windows and instantly translate Chinese to English from websites, documents, emails and chats.

Find a Chinese Teacher

Whether you’re looking for an online tutor to fit with your schedule, or want a video course you can study in your own time, you can find our ever growing list here!

Chinese Tone Trainer

Use the Chinese Tone Trainer to practice the five tones of Mandarin Chinese. Listen to the tones and test your knowledge!

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    any one is there

  • Second Rate

    Hi….are you guys still active?

    • Nora Joy Wilson

      Yes, of course. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

      • Second Rate

        I think this site is wonderful. Keep up the good work. I just wanted to make sure, because no matter how great a site is, when it has a sleeping status most of the time, it will detiorate. Ty again for the continued hard work 🙂

        • Nora Joy Wilson

          Thank you 🙂 Love to know your feedback on the app- this site is our baby but the main project is the Written Chinese Dictionary app. If there are any tools lacking in your Chinese studies, let us know. We are always trying to make Chinese learning more clear cut and manageable. Cheers!

          • Adeel

            plz add chinese tone trainer in the app. i didnot find the tone trainer in the app. i would be helpful for me


          • Nora Joy Wilson

            Hi Adeel, at this time we are unable to add the tone trainer in the app. It is always available to you for free online at: Happy studying!

  • Tammy Casados

    I have some photos of what I believe chinese writing I need to have it interpreted can someone help me?

    • Hollie Sowden

      Hi Tammy, if it’s a few characters we can take a look for you, but we don’t interpret large pieces of text. Send your photos to me at thanks!