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 Jan 15 – Feb 4 2018

We’ve been promising to bring you the  Written Chinese Dictionary app for your iPad literally forever, but we’ve finally released it in our v2.3.3 update for iOS!

V2.3.3 Update

  • Optimised for iPad (Yay!)
  • Minor bug fixes

Mega Bundle in-app Release

We’ve also just released our ‘MEGA BUNDLE’ within the Dictionary app and Web Study Space:

You can now get 16 flashcard sets and 6 storybooks for $35.00, saving a whopping $45!

16 Flashcard sets:

  • Dating Words
  • Food and Drinks
  • Useful Chengyu
  • Travel & Transportation
  • Most Common Chinese Characters
  • Essential Chinese Words
  • Common Bigrams (Set 1)
  • Household Goods & Tasks
  • Buildings & Related Objects
  • Personal Objects & Self-care
  • Beginners Vocabulary
  • Technology, Computers & Gaming
  • Health & Fitness
  • Chinese Culture
  • Hobbies & Entertainment
  • The Natural World


6 Books First Links:

  • Beginner LinkWords
  • 如果你是一只乌龟 If Your Were a Turtle
  • 小猫回家 The Kitten Who Found Her Way Home
  • 老爷爷的帽子 The Old Man’s Hat
  • 乌龟胖胖的故事 A Turtle Named “Pang Pang”
  • 波比爱狮子 Bobby Loves Lions


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].