Pinyin & Zhuyin (BoPoMoFo) Converters

Here we collect tools to help you convert Chinese into you favorite phonetic system.

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Web Based Tools

A simple interface allows you to convert Chinese to pinyin with tone marks, tone numbers or without tones.


By Cozy Chinese

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This converter accepts both Simplified and Traditional characters.  Provides Pinyin and Zhuyin (Bopomofo) conversions.

By 中文 Converter

This converter is simplistic.  Input Chinese and get your choice of Pinyin or Zhuyin (Bopomofo).

By Google

While its “translation” ability often leaves much to be desired, I like using it to convert large blocks of text to pinyin.

Pinyin appears under the Chinese text and can be copied and then pasted elsewhere.

TIPS: If pinyin is not displaying line by line set both languages to Chinese.  

For some reason pastes directly from Google to Word often fail to produce line by line pinyin.  To overcome this, copy and paste from Google to a text editor like “Note” before copying and pasting it into Word. This retains the line by line format.

By Purple Culture

A simple interface allows you to input characters and instantly get your choice of pinyin or zhuyin (also called “Bopomofo”).

What is Zhuyin? Mandarin Phonetic Symbols.  Like pinyin, it transcribes all possible sounds in Mandarin.  

Zhuyin is commonly used in Taiwan.  In fact, many of my Taiwanese friends cannot “read” pinyin.

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