How to type the Pinyin accents?

  • Khrushchev

    ē é ě è
    Nǐ shì shuí

    Do you mean you have trouble in inputing the tone symbols?
    I don't quite understand what you mean.


    1 You can open the Microsoft Word, and "Insert" the "Symbols", but these are Latin letters, not including all tone symbol..
    2 Do you have any Chinese inputing METHODS like MSPY(that's 微软拼音 in Chinese), then you can turn on the "soft keyboard"(I don't know how to say that in English, I'd like you to see the attached) to input pinyin.
    3 "āáǎà ōóǒò ēéěè īíǐì ūúǔù ǖǘǚǜ"
    You can also copy them when they are useful, maybe it's not a good idea..


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    Senior Member
    Mandarin, English - [Singapore]
    Hi, you may like to take a look at, an online tool for writing Pinyin with diacritics

    You can also look for other softwares for writing Pinyin in our Resource Sticky here. :)

    Alternatively, you may also use MS Word to type Pinyin. First go to "insert symbol" to choose all the Pinyin alphabets with diacritics, then add each of these as a new "auto-correct" entry.:)


    Senior Member
    US - English
    Guyper - If you don't want to fuss with all that (though tones with diacritics are easier to read) you can use 1-4, eg:
    ma1 = 妈
    ma2 = 麻
    ma3 = 马
    ma4 = 骂

    Apologies if that was really basic for you, just wasn't sure what exactly you were looking for with your previous question.


    New Member
    english, french, spanish
    ive been learning a bit of chinese and I figured out how to get the chinese writing like this on my keyboard


    but does anyone know how to get the accents? like this

    nǐ hǎo
    zǎo shàng hǎo
    xiè xiè

    i tried searching google but i dont know how to word it, and i cant seem to figure that out.



    Senior Member
    USA-American English
    to search you can use
    "chinese pinyin tone marks how to input"

    You will get lots of results.

    Simplest work around is using the tone numbers after the syllable.
    nǐ hǎo = ni3 hao3
    zǎo shàng hǎo = zao3 shang4 hao3
    xiè xiè = xie4 xie4
    kànshū = kan4 shu1
    dǎqiú = da3 qiu2

    The "u" with two dots over can be represented by "v".

    nü3 = nv3
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    Senior Member
    USA-American English
    Since my last reply I found a better solution.
    This is an ime for windows that you can download for free.
    This is an IME that converts

    ni3hao3 to nǐhǎo
    ni3 jiao4 shen2me ming4zi to nǐ jiào shénme mìngzi
    nv3 to nǚ
    zhong1 to zhōng

    as you type.

    the link is :

    I have tried this out and it is simple to download and install and simple to use. I used it to type the text above in this post.

    Good luck.
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