Chinese Converter has nearly 40 resources and converters for learning and teaching Chinese. All of them are free to use! Some resources and worksheet creators have add-ons for Patreon members. We have used all the experiences from years of Chinese study to develop and improve the best materials.
Type in Chinese - You can type in simplified or traditional Chinese using pinyin in our Chinese IME (Input Method Editor).
Find your Chinese Name - Enter your English name and get your Chinese name. You can also see how to pronounce your Chinese name with pinyin.
Learn Chinese Discounts - Some great discounts for learning Mandarin Chinese.
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).
Convert numbers into Chinese numbers - You can convert Arabic numerals (e.g. 1401) into Chinese numbers or Chinese formal numbers (used in banks). You can also convert Chinese numbers back to Arabic numerals. This converter makes Chinese numbers so much easier to understand and memorize!
Chinese Numbers to English word numbers - This converter can convert 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.
Change Chinese Color by Tone - Enter your Chinese text and the app will color the text according to our tone system. Some people find it easier to remember the tones of Chinese by using colors.
Read Chinese Aloud - Enter Chinese text and hear the Mandarin sounds for each word, character by character. We also have a Read Cantonese Aloud app separately, in our Learn Cantonese site.
Find the stroke order for a character - Enter Chinese text and the resource will show you the stroke order for each character as an animation.
Create Chinese New Year Scrolls - Create sets of 春联 (3 banners) with lots of different options. Great for teaching students about Chinese culture.
Simplified-Traditional convert - This is a useful app 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 colors, 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 converter is for converting simplified (简体) and traditional (繁體) Chinese characters to pinyin. Pinyin is the romanisation used by Chinese learners in China and most of the world.
Zhuyin converter - This resource converts Chinese characters to zhuyin (also known as bopomofo). Zhuyin is the phonetic alphabet used in Taiwan.
Unicode - Chinese converter - 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.
Convert Chinese characters to Hangul - With this app, if you enter Chinese characters, you'll see the Hangul version. It phonetically spells out the Chinese in Hangul and works with either Chinese or pinyin.
Convert Chinese characters to Katakana - Enter Chinese characters and you'll see the Katakana version. This converter phonetically spells the Chinese in Katakana. It can also convert to Zenkaku, Hankaku, and Hiragana.
Chinese characters to Cyrillic - Enter Chinese characters and you'll see the Cyrillic (Russian) version, as a phonetic spelling.
Chinese Family Relations - In Chinese, family relations can be confusing, and it can be difficult knowing exactly how to refer to someone. With this resource, you can select the relative and their link to you and look up 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. Generally simplified Chinese are used in mainland China and traditional Chinese in Hong Kong/Taiwan.
Count Chinese Characters - Enter your text in Hanzi and the app will 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 converter.
Chinese Astrological Year - Find out what Chinese astrological year you were born in by entering your birthdate into this website.
Chinese Subtitles Converter - Convert subtitles (SRT) from simplified to traditional Chinese.
Chinese Text TXT Converter - Convert text files (TXT) from simplified to traditional Chinese.
These worksheet generators can help save you time. Most of them provide a version "with answers" and "without" so you can choose how many copies of each that you print. These worksheets are designed to test knowledge of Chinese words, stroke order as well as Chinese numbers and vocabulary. They are considerably faster than creating your own Chinese worksheets in Microsoft Office or similar, with many customisations. For most of the worksheet creators, you simply paste/type in the text you want to use, and the generator's interface walks you through the rest.
Create Chinese Character Practice Writing Sheets - This is a great resource to create your own practice sheets for Chinese characters. You can choose the hanzi, whether to show the stroke order, and add pinyin to the worksheet. The settings are very comprehensive, allowing you to customize the worksheets exactly how you want.
Create Word Searches with Chinese Stroke Order - This resource creates very hard "word searches" using Chinese stroke order. 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 Chinese worksheet generator 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 specific 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. These Chinese bingo sheets are designed for use in classrooms. If you want, you can also print an answers key.
Jumble Up Chinese Sentences - This worksheet creator changes the orders of sentences in Chinese so that students can work out the correct order in which the words should appear.
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 resource works for simplified and traditional Chinese, as well as pinyin.
Periodic Table - You can search and find the Chinese names for the elements in the periodic table.
The word order in Chinese is similar to that of other languages like Cantonese (but different to European languages). The basic word order is Subject-Verb-Object. However, the order is often changed for emphasis or to add variety.
Here are some examples:
Subject - Verb - Object
我的朋友- 今天- 来了。
As you can see, the word order is different from many other languages, but it is not difficult to get used to. Just remember that the subject usually comes before the verb, and the object usually comes after the verb. You will also notice that there are no articles in Chinese. This can take a little getting used to, but it is not difficult once you get the hang of it.
Chinese can have a different word order when asking questions. In Mandarin, the question word (who, what, where, etc.) comes at the beginning of the sentence, followed by the subject and then the verb. For example:
Question word + Subject + Verb
In these cases, it's remembering that the question word comes at the beginning of the sentence, followed by the subject and then the verb.
There are other romanisation systems for Chinese, but pinyin is by far the most common. It was developed in the 1950s and is based on the pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese. Pinyin is used to help people learn and pronounce Mandarin Chinese, as well as to write Chinese characters using a keyboard, look things up in a dictionary and learn how to speak Chinese.
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