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 For the Last Few Months…

In the last few months in the WCC Office…

A LOT has happened. I got married, Nora is about to have a baby (she could pop any minute!) and Chamcen is still being awesome!


We had a massive design update for our Written Chinese Dictionary App, Online Dictionary and now WrittenChinese.Com!

If you use our Dictionary for iOS and Android you may have also noticed some exciting new features to make your Chinese learning even more of an adventure!

  • Written Chinese Dictionary v2.1.0:
    • Much more sophisticated flashcard study system
    • Set and track study goals
    • See your homework and learning statistics
    • Now keeps a record of your study history
    • You can now scan Chinese text from image

    If you haven’t got an iOS or Android device, don’t worry, you can still study on the web with our Online Study Space. You can access your flashcard sets, read your story books and learn how to write characters with our Chinese character stroke animations.


    Happy Studying!

    Hollie and the Written Chinese Elves

    If you’re interested in learning Chinese, you can check out our Written Chinese Dictionary! You can learn more about our Chinese Learning Toolkit here! You can also click on the links below to download it for your iOS and Android devices!
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