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.

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The Official Written Chinese Character Learning Poster


Digital Instantly Downloadable Poster

This awesome poster features 521 of the most seen characters in Mandarin Chinese. The characters are simplified Chinese, with both Pinyin and English translations.

Print out this poster and cross of the characters as you learn them to track your progress!

Save 25% when you purchase more than 2 digital posters or flashcard sets.




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Learn to Read and Write Chinese Characters

Be able to read over 75% of all written Chinese by learning the words on this poster!

Has anyone ever told you that you need to learn 4000 Chinese characters to be able to read Chinese? Sounds like such a daunting task, right? What if we told you that after you learned the characters on this poster that you’ll be able to read Chinese at a comfortable level?

Hang this on your wall and start learning Chinese character by character!

We’ve used an algorithm based off of research from MIT combined with our own statistics to determine the top 521 characters that you need to learn in order to read Chinese. These characters appear so often, that you’ll quickly see why they are the most useful and essential core characters when learning Chinese. Period.

Stop getting frustrated by learning characters that fall out of your head the next day. Learn the characters on this poster and they’ll stick because you’ll see them every day.

If you want to know how to get the most out of your Chinese learning poster check out these 5 Tips to Getting the Most out of Your Chinese Learning Poster!

Perfect for Home, Office, and Classroom Learning!

Are you studying traditional characters? We also have our Official Written Chinese Learning Poster Traditional Characters!

Traditional Characters

Some of our customers have already started using the poster in ways we never thought of! You can download the digital poster immediately and use it as your computer’s desktop background, how cool is that?! The file we send is a PDF, but don’t be put off, it can easily be converted into a .png or other image file using an online converting tool!

Why not use your digital poster as your computer desktop background?

If you’re using your poster in a new and interesting way, let us know! We want to share your ideas with our other users! Send us a message or even a picture on Instagram. You can find us at WrittenChinese or use #wccposter!