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.

生日快乐 (sheng ri kuai le)! How to Celebrate a Chinese Birthday

We’ve put together a cultural lesson about celebrating Chinese birthdays. Although some of these traditions are beginning to change in modern China, it’s good to understand the reasons for these cultural superstitions and differences. Some of these traditions may be different around China, and if you’ve come across any that are different or interesting, please… Read More

Why Learning Chinese in China is a Must – Daily Life of a CLI Student

WrittenChinese.Com has teamed up with the Chinese Language Institute (CLI) to bring you a great offer! CLI provides a whole host of Chinese language courses, including study abroad programmes at their home base in Guilin, China.  Written by Anias Stambolis-D’Agostino A few years ago, I went on a journey to one of the most incredible places… Read More