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.

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Chinese Characters

If you’re ready to learn how to write Chinese characters, but don’t know where to start, follow these articles to help you go from learning the stroke names and stroke order to more advanced instructions on Chinese calligraphy.

Learn These Basic Chinese Stroke Names To Improve Your Written Characters

If you’re new to writing Chinese characters start by learning the names of each line or ‘stroke’ in a Chinese character. These will help you remember how to write and also read Chinese characters!

Perfect Your Hanzi With These Chinese Character Stroke Order Rules

Once you’ve learned the stroke names of Chinese characters, you can start to learn their order. Learning these from the beginning will help you in the long run! There are plenty of rules to get the hang of, so start now!

How To Make Sure Your Chinese Characters Are Balanced

Did you know that as well as learning the names and stroke rules, it’s also important to keep your Chinese characters balanced? Writing Chinese characters can be a very precise art form, and taking care to consider the placement of the Chinese particles will make your characters look more beautiful.

The Two White Chicks Review Skritter

Why not try Skritter’s online tool for practising writing Characters. It’s a fun way to challenge and test your simplified and traditional Chinese characters, as well as Japanese Kanji. Take a look at our demo video to learn more about it.

12 Advanced Chinese Strokes to Help You Write Characters

Once you’re ready to move on to more challenging Chinese characters, learn these 12 more advanced Chinese strokes.

Practice Handwriting Characters with Your Mobile

If you have a mobile device, you can practice writing Chinese characters using your fingers! Just add a handwriting keyboard and get practising!

How to Handwrite Chinese Characters with Finesse

Do you want to make your handwritten Chinese characters look more authentic? Follow these rules for many different Chinese strokes.

How to Handwrite Chinese Characters with Finesse: Part 2

This is the second half of the article to help you learn how to write more complex Chinese characters using the correct techniques.

Learning Chinese Calligraphy (AKA Chinese Shufa)

If you want to take your Chinese writing even further, follow Nora’s instructions on how to start learning Chinese calligraphy.

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