User Guide for Chinese to Pinyin/Zhuyin Converter

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Features

  • Correct pinyin for polyphonic characters (duoyinzi) based on context. For example, 行长认为方案是可行的 will be converted into háng zhăng rèn wéi fāng àn shì kĕ xíng de, based on the context, 行 got different Pinyin result;
  • Support both Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese;
  • Translation result can be in Pinyin or Zhuyin (Bopomofo) or pinyin tone mark only;
  • Provide pronunciation for each character and paragraph;
  • Support export to Word;
  • Provide function to generate vocabulary list;
  • Provide English translation;
  • Shows Chinese word boundaries; 
  • Provide JavaScript bookmarklet, which is available for most of major browsers; 
  • Provide extension and app for Google Chrome browser

How to Use

A Original Text: Your original input will be displayed here for your reference
B Result Section: Conversion result will be displayed in this section
C Vocabulary List Sidebar: Chinese word in result section can be added here. Both pinyin and English explanation will be displayed. This section can be closed by clicking on checkbox E 
D Show Pinyin Only: When checked, Chinese characters on result area will be hidden, only Pinyin will be displayed
E Show/Hide Vocabulary List Sidebar: This checkbox is used to toggle the Vocabulary List Sidebar
F Generate practice sheet: Generate a writing practice sheet of original text in PDF format
G Vocabulary List Generator: When clicked, you will be redirected to the Vocabulary List Generator tool, which will create a list of all vocabularies in your input text
H Export to Word: Export the result into word document in table format
I Print: Print the result. If you have a PDF printer installed, this function also allow you to export the result into PDF document
J Share Result: Generate URL for the result page so that you can share with others
K Pinyin in the Result Section: You can click on the pinyin to learn how to pronounce it
L Chinese in the Result Section: When you click on the Chinese word in the result section, the clicked word will be highlighted. In the meanwhile, it will be auto added to the right Vocabulary List Sidebar.
If "Show Annotation" option is checked, you can also mouse over the Chinese word to see its English explanation
M Speak/Translate Speak / Translate button is available at the end of each paragraph. You can click on the speak icon to listen to the pronunciation of whole paragraph, or click on the translate button to see the English translation
N Export to Word: Export the word list displayed in Vocabulary List Sidebar into Word document
O Character Count: Currently we allow up to 500 characters for each conversion, here you can see number of characters you have input
P Show Annotation: when checked, English annotation will be added in the search result, which will appear when you mouseover the Chinese words in the result section

Q View Options: you can choose to view the result as

  • Pinyin with tone mark (e.g. pīn yīn)
  • Pinyin with tone number (pin1 yin1)
  • Zhuyin (ㄆ丨ㄣ 一ㄣ)
  • Tone mark only (- -). Tone mark only will be useful to practise tones

R Share on Facebook and Google+: If you find this tool useful, please help us spread the word!

 

Change Log

16/03/2015
- Add “Export to Word” function on vocabulary list sidebar

21/01/2015
- Add option to add tone marks only (without Pinyin) above characters, which can be used to practice tones

1/9/2014
- Bug fixing for Ao4 conversion

21/4/2014
- Add supports to Zhuyin

17/4/2014
- Revised algorithm to improve the conversion accuracy

2/2/2014
- Allow user to save the conversion result and share with others

27/6/2103
- Add translation to English function

23/6/2013
- Add English annotation function

11/6/2013
- Add sentence pronunciation function

29/3/2013
- Add pinyin pronunciation function

15/2/2013
- Add Export to Word function



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