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.

Find a Chinese Teacher

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Do you want to find a Chinese teacher online, or follow a more personal online course? Learning with a teacher can really help motivation and improve elements of Chinese, such as tones and usage of characters that would otherwise be difficult to master alone.
You can browse the list below to find tutors and courses that will fit your schedule and your needs. Of course, if you’ve used other schools or online course and would like to recommend them, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.


Italki is a social network for students to connect with language teachers and participate in 1-to-1 classes online. All you need to do is fill out your requirements, find a teacher who offers the skills and experience you need and schedule a taster class. Hey-presto you’re on your way to learning a language (preferably Chinese)!

New Concept Mandarin

New Concept Mandarin – Learn Chinese online through video lessons with complimentary online tutorial classes

Domino Chinese

DominoDomino Chinese provides courses in Chinese that will help you learn the fundamental concepts upon which you can easily build your Chinese language learning. By the end of this course, you will be able to conduct a simple conversation in Chinese with basic expressions, as well as the relevant reading and writing skills.