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 November 21 – December 4

Over the last few weeks in the Written Chinese Office…

We released a new update for the Written Chinese Dictionary that includes a flashcard set ‘filing’ system so your flashcard sets are kept neat and tidy. We’ve also made some improvements to our study system so you can study more flashcards at once. If you’re interested in getting a good deal on your flashcards, check out our new ‘Bundle’ that contains 3 story books and 3 flashcards sets worth $15.94. Get the bundle for $8.99!

We released a new version of the Written Chinese Dictionary for iOS and Android. Here are the updates:

  • New flashcard categories keep your sets organised
  • UI optimized.
  • Minor Bug fixes


Happy Studying!

Hollie and the Written Chinese Elves