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.

饣字旁 Shi zi pang: The Food Radical

I have previously written about how “Radicals Are Your Friend.” and in this article, I will introduce a specific radical that has been extremely helpful for me to learn: Meet The Food Radical: 食字旁 (shí zì pang) 食字旁 (shí zì pang) or 饣字旁 (shí zì pang), literally means ‘the food one on the side’! This… Read More

Radicals Are Your Friend

It will only take [est_time] to read this post! Here is another one of Bethany’s great posts which is perfect for those of you new to the Chinese language. If you’ve been studying spoken Chinese for a while and now want to learn to read and write Chinese characters, you’ll definitely want to get to… Read More