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.

Resources and Tools for Learning Mandarin Chinese

Written Chinese > Resources and Tools for Learning Mandarin Chinese

Welcome to the Written Chinese Resource Page!

This is a list of tools and online platforms that we recommend using to improve your Chinese. We have tried and tested all the platforms in our list, and used them alongside our own Written Chinese Dictionary app and other tools.

Some of the products below also include affiliate links. That means if you click a product link below and then purchase the product, Written Chinese will take a small commision (Don’t worry, it’s at no extra cost to you!

Mandarin HQ – Real Spoken Chinese Vault

If you’re trying to improve your spoken Chinese, the Real Spoken Chinese vault provides 100s of interview-style video lessons to help you pick up on nuances of the Chinese language missing from a textbook. Try out a demo or watch our review to learn more!


ChinesePod has hundreds of video and audio lessons ranging from Newbie to Advanced levels. There are 100 free lessons when you sign up and a range of different price ranges for their premium content, including monthly and yearly subscriptions. The classes teach a variety of subjects such as vocabulary, grammar and more complex topics. You can get your free 100 lessons here.

Loqu8’s Written Chinese Reader

Learn to read written Chinese from your web browser, emails and online chats. Hover over Chinese characters on your computer’s desktop and get an
instant translation in several languages. Look up words with the Written Chinese Reader and learn how to pronounce words with Pinyin and audio.


Practice writing Chinese characters on the web or your mobile with Skritter. Their newly updated web version is easy and fun to use to test your stroke order, tones and definitions.

Watch our demo and review


LingQ allows you to study written and audio lessons, save words you need to learn and track your progress. You can easily add your own content from text books, news articles and blog posts. LingQ can be used to learn tons of languages, not just Chinese and the platfom easily moves between different languages!

Watch our demo and review