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Pinyin Stories

By March 18, 2009

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If you would like some Pinyin reading practice, try using the DimSum Chinese Tools web converter.

DimSum is a very useful tool for Mandarin students. It has many utilities, including a Mandarin/English dictionary, converting tools, and the a tool for adding pinyin romanization (with translations) to a Chinese web site. DimSum is a Java program that can be installed on almost any computer - Windows, Linux or Mac.

To use the website converter, just type in a web address of a Chinese character webpage. There are several options - Pinyin can be added to the Chinese characters; the text can be converted to Pinyin; or pop-up definitions can appear when you hover your mouse over the characters.

Here's a collection of stories to get you started:

Mandarin Children's Stories


July 25, 2009 at 1:27 pm
(1) Simon says:

Very useful thanks :)

But when reading the short stories Im actually better off using google translate because reading a story through DimSum I don’t understand how it all comes together. Then again I don’t know a single character so I need to look everyone up :P

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