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.

Mei Lan Fang: The King of Peking Opera

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What is Feng Shui Actually About?

It will only take [est_time] to read this post! This article is not going to teach you how to ‘Feng Shui’ your home, or tell you where to place your cacti, but will explain how I essentially went from ‘this is weird’ to kind of getting Feng Shui and what it means within Chinese culture…. Read More