Chinese Tools

PurpleCulture.net provides a broad range of free tools to learn mandarin or just have fun.

Chinese / English Dictionary
Talking Chinese dictionary with sample sentences, fuzzy pinyin matches, word decomposition, animated stroke order, etc

Chinese English Bilingual Sample Sentences
Search our Chinese English bilingual example sentence database to help you understand various uses of Chinese words.

Chinese Character to Pinyin Converter
Automatically annotate words in Chinese text with their pronunciations in pinyin and dictionary definitions, machine translation is also provided to help understand the overall meaning.

Annotated Daily News
Daily updated top Chinese news with pinyin and English annotations.

Vocabulary List Generator
Create a customized vocabulary list from a given Chinese text.

Vocabulary List for Textbooks
Word list for popular Chinese textbooks.

Chinese Text Pronunciation
Convert a Chinese text into audio clip.

Traditional / Simplified Chinese Converter
Convert simplified Chinese into traditional version and vice versa.

Online Chinese Input System
Browser based Chinese input method to type Simplified / Traditional Chinese characters without installing software.

Chinese Practice Sheet Generator
Generate PDF format Chinese character writing practice sheet.

Chinese Handwriting Input
Use your mouse/finger to write Chinese characters.

Color-code Text Based on Tones
Add colors to Chinese characters based on their tones

Chinese Bingo Card Generator
This tool allows you to generatecustom Bingo cards and randomized call sheets with your own Chinese characters.

Pinyin Conversion: Number <-> Tone Mark
This pinyin converter tool turns pinyin with numbers into pinyin with tone marks and vice verse.

Pinyin Tone Tool
Input pinyin with tone marks with ease.

Chinese Pinyin Chart
This Pinyin chart includes all valid Mandarin Chinese syllables. You can mouseover on any pinyin cell in the chart to listen to the audio in all four tones and view sample words.

Pinyin Spell Checker
This tool checks if your input is a valid mandarin pinyin or not.

Chinese Flashcards
Drill yourself on the 3,000 most commonly used Chinese characters.

Chinese Seal Generator
Get your own unique and personalized Chinese Seal, with your name or any texts.

Chinese Editing and Polishing Service
Review and polish your Chinese composition to improve your writing skills