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 January 2 – January 15 2017

Over the last few weeks in the Written Chinese Office…

We’ve released an update for iOS, squashed the bug that was messing with our Chinese Name Generator and…. *drum roll please* something you’ve all been waiting for… added ‘non-cumulative’ HSK vocabulary lists to the Written Chinese Dictionary!

  • Written Chinese Dictionary 2.2.3 was released for iOS:
  • minor bug fixes.
  • Non-cumulative HSK vocabulary lists added to Android, iOS and on the web.
  • Chinese name generator will now send your name immediately (previously delayed or not received)
  • We’ve increased the amount of flashcards in our Household Items flashcard set from 376 to 500 flashcards! You can purchase this set by tapping ‘GET MORE FLASHCARDS’ in the study section of the app.

You can now study HSK flashcards for each level separately, instead of studying them all previous vocabulary too.

Happy Studying!

Hollie and the Written Chinese Elves