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Online Pinyin Input Method is a free online Chinese typing tool using Mandarin/Putonghua pinyin codes. We empower you to type Chinese online anytime, anywhere with any computer for free!

Compatible with
Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari, iPad
Basic Controls
  • Enter Pinyin code within the white main input area.
  • Choose the character/word among the list by the corresponding number.
  • If more choices are available, use Spacebar or PgUp/PgDn or +/- buttons to navigate between pages.
  • Other than Cantonese code, simple English words can be used to input as well (eg. "hotel" for "酒店")

Quick Tips
  • There are three ways to type

    新加坡酒店

  • 新加坡酒店

    can be typed by Pinyin code xin jia po jiu dian
  • 新加坡

    is in word database, you only need to enter to find the character 加坡
  • 酒店

    is the same, you only need to enter to get
  • You can even input complete words, enter

    jiudian

    to type

    酒店

  • Moreover, you can use

    singapore hotel

    to type

    新加坡酒店

  • Use

    singapore

    to get

    新加坡

    ; use

    hotel

    to get

    酒店

  • Don't forget to use the search function to find information on

    singapore hotel

    and

    新加坡酒店


Questions & Suggestions
New Function!You can now input complete Chinese words:
e.g. using"xiatian"to type"夏天"

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Online Pinyin Input Method is based on the Hànyǔ Pīnyīn romanization. Hanyu Pinyin which is called Pinyin in short is based on the pronunciation of Putonghua or Mandarin and is the standard romanization system for Chinese. The system uses Latin alphabets to denote the initial and final of the character. For example, the initial of the character "酒" is j, and the final is iu, therefore the Mandarin syllable of the character is spelled as jiu. For the sake of convenience, the pinyin input method does not use tone marks.

There are 23 Initials in the Pinyin System, they are:
b 波, p 破, m 摸, f 佛, d 大, t 他, n 那, l 拉, g 哥, k 科, h 哈, j 機, q 氣, x 西, zh 之, ch 吃, sh 是, r 日, z 子, c 此, s 四, y 意, w

Also the 33 Finals:
a 大, ai 帶, an 單, ang 幫, ao 刀, e 德, ei 給, en 本, eng 風, er 兒, i 一, ia 家, ian 年, iang 良, iao 了, ie 烈, in 林, ing 冰, iong 窮, iu 牛, o 佛, ong 東, ou 否, u 不, ua 瓜, uai 怪, uan 管, uang 光, ue 決, ui 對, un 均, uo 多, uu/v

Unlike Hanyu Pinyin, finals like üan, üe, ün will be combined with uan, ue and un in this input method, thus characters like "決" will be spelled as jue instead of jüe, and character "圈" will use que instead of qüe. Moreover, those with ü as final will be spelled as uu or v, for example, the character "旅" can be spelled as luu or lv instead of lü.

This input method has Chinese characters, Chinese words and English words.

For those characters or words we have left out, please use the Add function to suggest, we will update periodically.

For basic instructions, please take a look at the Use section.

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