Chinese Converter has nearly 40 tools for learning and teaching Chinese:
Type in Chinese - Our newest tool is our Chinese IME (Input Method Editor)! You can type in simplified or traditional Chinese. You will have the option to choose the size of the suggestions, the font colour and the suggestions colour.
Find your Chinese Name - Enter your English name and get your Chinese name. We have thousands of Chinese names here, and it's great to see your name in Chinese characters. You can also see how to pronounce your Chinese name with pinyin.
Change Chinese text orientation - Input your Chinese text and then you can adjust its display orientation. You can choose to have it from right to left (top to bottom), or top to bottom (left to right). Each line you type appears as one line in the output. The resulting display can be output as an image, text or PDF.
Convert numbers into Chinese numbers - You can convert Arabic numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3) into Chinese numbers or Chinese formal numbers (used in banks) and add pinyin. You can also convert Chinese numbers back to Arabic numerals. This tool makes Chinese numbers so much easier to understand and memorize!
Chinese Numbers to English word numbers - Similar to tool to convert Arabic numerals into Chinese numbers (and Chinese formal numbers) above, we have this tool which converts English written numbers into written Chinese (e.g. "forty five million six thousand one hundred and twenty two" into 四千五百万六千一百二十二) and Chinese numbers into written English numbers. (You will also have the option to add "and" in translation from Chinese to English so that the "and" appears before numbers under 100. "And" is typically used in British English, but not in American English.)
Change Chinese Colour by Tone - Enter your Chinese text and the tool will colour the text according to our tone system. The tone colours will be with this pattern: red (1st tone), yellow (2nd tone), green (3rd tone), blue (4th tone), and black (neutral tone). Some learners of Chinese find the tone system an easier way of learning and remembering characters.
Read Chinese Aloud - Enter traditional or simplified Chinese text and hear the Mandarin sounds for each word, character by character. We also have a Read Cantonese Aloud tool separately, in our Learn Cantonese site.
Learn Chinese Discounts - Some great discounts for learning Mandarin Chinese.
Find the stroke order for a character - Enter Chinese text and the tool will show you the stroke order for each character as an animation. You can choose to see the animation character by character or all at once. You can also choose the colours of the text and the speed at which it is shown.
Create Chinese New Year Scrolls - Create sets of 春联 (3 banners) with lots of different options.
Simplified-Traditional convert - This is a useful tool to convert Chinese text from simplified (简体) to traditional (繁體) or from traditional (繁體) to simplified (简体).
Chinese text to image - Choose the font and colours, and enter your text. You will see your Chinese text as an image. This is useful for people who want to print their Chinese name or whose computer can't show Chinese characters.
Pinyin convert - This tool converts simplified (简体) and traditional (繁體) Chinese characters to pinyin. In some cases where there is a dual pronunciation of the pinyin, the tool may give the wrong pronunciation. However, in all other cases, the tool should be accurate. Pinyin is the romanisation used by Chinese learners in China and most of the world.
Zhuyin tool - This tool converts Chinese characters to zhuyin (also known as bopomofo). Zhuyin is the phonetic alphabet used in Taiwan. You can also convert zhuyin to pinyin (Chinese romanisation).
Unicode tool - Convert Chinese characters (hanzi) to Unicode, Unicode to Chinese, pinyin to unicode, or unicode to pinyin. Unicode is used for displaying Chinese text online.
Pinyin tone convert - Converts pinyin with numbers to pinyin with tones and pinyin with tones to pinyin with numbers. (Tones and numbers are different pinyin systems.)
Convert Chinese characters to Hangul - With this tool, if you enter Chinese characters, you'll see the Hangul version. This tool doesn't translate from Chinese to Korean, but itphonetically spells out the Chinese in Hangul. You also have the option to add tones to the Hangul. You can enter either Chinese or pinyin.
Convert Chinese characters to Katakana - Enter Chinese characters and you'll see the Katakana version. This tool doesn't translate from Chinese to Japanese, but it phonetically spells out the Chinese in Katakana. You also have the option to add tones to the Katakana. This tool can also convert to Zenkaku, Hankaku, and Hiragana.
Chinese characters to Cyrillic - Enter Chinese characters and you'll see the Cyrillic (Russian) version. This tool doesn't translate from Chinese to Russian, but it phonetically spells out the Chinese in Cyrillic. You also have the option to add tones to the Cyrillic.
Chinese Family Relations - In Chinese, family relations can be confusing, and it can be difficult knowing exactly how to refer to someone. With this tool, you can select the relative and their link to you and see the appropriate Chinese word to use.
Find out if text is in simplified or traditional Chinese - Enter your text in Chinese and we'll tell you which type of Chinese characters it contains.
Count Chinese Characters - Enter your text in Hanzi and the tool wil show you how many Chinese characters it contains.
Change Wade-Giles/Pinyin and Chinese/Wade-Giles - Wade-Giles is an older pronunciation signal system used before pinyin. You can convert one system to the other using this handy tool.
Chinese Astrological Year - Find out what Chinese astrological year you were born in by entering your birthdate.
Chinese Subtitles Converter - Convert subtitles (SRT) from simplified to traditional Chinese.
Chinese Text TXT Converter - Convert text files (TXT) from simplified to traditional Chinese.
Create Word Searches with Chinese Stroke Order - This new tool creates very hard "word searches" using Chinese stroke order. The word searches can be ordered from top to bottom, left to right and diagonally (up and down). If the character has 7 strokes, it will appear across 7 squares. Separately, you will get an answer sheet highlighting the answers available.
Create Empty Spaces in Chinese Sentences - This is a tool to create exercises with blank spaces for people to input their own answers. You click on a word in the text and then that word will be enclosed in parenthesis with a space before it for the students to write their answers. An English example might be: I like playing the ________ (musical instrument).
Chinese Number Bingo Sheet Creator - Create bingo sheets by typing in Arabic numerals and the grid size you want. They will then appear as Chinese numbers on the bingo sheets. You will have the option to print an answer sheet and however many sheets you want without answers.
Create Chinese Random Number Bingo Sheet Creator - Create bingo sheets from a range of numbers (e.g. numbers between 1 and 100). These will then appear as Chinese numbers in the bingo sheets. You will have the option to print an answer sheet and however many sheets you want without answers.
Jumble Up Chinese Sentences - This tool changes the orders of sentences in Chinese so that students can work out the correct order in which the words should appear. You will have the option to print an answer sheet and however many sheets you want without answers.
Create Chinese Character Practise Writing Sheets - This is a great tool to create your own practise sheets for Chinese characters. You can choose the hanzi, whether to show the stroke order, and add pinyin to the worksheet. Once you have done this, you can then create a PDF and print the character worksheet(s) you have created. There are lots of advanced settings for customization. We believe that this is the most thorough worksheet tool around.
Flag Emoji look up - Enter a flag emoji and you'll get the Chinese name of the country with pinyin. You will have the option for simplified or traditional Chinese text.
Chinese Antonym Search - Enter the word that you want to find the opposite to (antonym) and you'll get the antonym with the pinyin.
Look up Chinese chengyu (idioms) - You can search chengyu by character to see what chengyu have that character in them. You can also search by a phrase or specific character, e.g. the 4th character in the chengyu. This tool works for simplified and tradittional Chinese, as well as pinyin.
Periodic Table - A handy Chinese periodic table. You can search and find the Chinese names for the elements.
Cantonese Tools - Learn Cantonese with over 15 tools, including a Cantonese to Jyutping converter.
Russian Tools - Learn Russian tools with over 30 different tools.
English Tools - Learn English tools with over 25 tools, including anagram solvers, worksheet tools, wordsearch creators, conjugating English verbs, etc.