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.

Common Chinese Characters You’ll Definitely Find in Chinatown

Chinatown is a great way to begin looking for Chinese characters in your home country. You’ll find useful characters or bigrams (2-character combinations) repeated frequently, which is handy if you’re a beginner studying Written Chinese! Most of these common Chinese symbols are found as traditional Chinese characters, but it’s often helpful to look at the… Read More

Chinese New Year for a Guangdong Native

Posted by Allen (郑伟杰 Weijie Zheng) from WrittenChinese.Com As the Chinese New Year approaches, the holiday spirit in China grows stronger and stronger. You may see or hear a lot of phrases including the character “马” (mǎ=horse) because the coming year will be the Year of the Horse.  “马上(mǎ shàng)” means “immediately”, so phrases such as “马上有钱(mǎshàng… Read More