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.

Here’s What the Written Chinese Elves Have Been Up To August 28 – November 13

Our development elves have been so busy over the last few months creating the new version of our Written Chinese Dictionary app with some features that have been requested by your guys!  

V2.3 Features:

  • Added ‘Memory note’ function to character pages
  • More flexible studying and reviewing of flashcard sets
  • Added 3D touch menu (iOS only)
  • Edit the ‘Chinese Reader’ text


V2.3 Improvements:

  • Easier to share Chinese characters and your study progress on social media
  • Syncing between devices speed improved
  • Study system improvements
  • Improved dictionary search and results
  • Bug fixes


If your suggestion doesn’t appear in this version of the dictionary, don’t worry! We’ll be updating again soon! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to get in touch either via the app or by emailing [email protected].