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.

Because, If and Not Only: Chinese Conjunctions Part 2

We have already covered several Chinese conjunctions in our first article, And, Or and But: Chinese Conjunctions Part 1. The following article covers three more conjunctions: causal, conditional and progressive. Click on the red links to see a full breakdown of all the sentences and Chinese characters throughout the article. 4. 因果关系 (yīn guǒ guān xì) Causal Conjunctions Commonly… Read More

And, Or and But: Chinese Conjunctions Part 1

Conjunctions are words that connect phrases and clauses together to form a sentence. In English, some examples of conjunction words are ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘if’ and ‘because’. These words are very similar within the Chinese language, but often follow specific rules and patterns for them to make sense. Below is the first half of our lesson… Read More

You & Me. This & That: Pronouns in Chinese

Personal Pronouns in Chinese 人称代词 (rén chēng dài cí) One of the first words you probably need to learn is ‘I’ 我 (wǒ). Although in Chinese, you can often get away with missing off the 我 (wǒ) ‘I’ in spoken Chinese, it is important to use it within written Chinese. The word for ‘you’ is 你 (nǐ) and can also… Read More