Pure Pinyin is designed for all my brothers and sisters serving Jehovah in the Chinese speaking field. (Acts 16:9,10) When preparing talks, items or studies in Chinese, I have found that being able to write Pinyin with tone marks, or convert a piece of Chinese text into Pinyin is very useful. I hope that this app can help you too to do your work more efficiently.


This app provides a keyboard that writes Pinyin with correctly placed tone marks in any app! The keyboard also provides you with suggestions so that you can more easily and quickly write correct pinyin. It also remembers what you usually write and suggests the most common words.

To activate, open the settings app, go to General -> Keyboard -> Keyboards -> Add New Keyboard.
Select Pure Pinyin and you can start using the pinyin keyboard to write Pinyin in any app.

Select the Pinyin keyboard by pressing the globe icon on your regular keyboard and selecting ”Pīnyīn - Pure Pinyin".

When writing Pinyin, just choose which tone you want and it will be added to the latest syllable, over the correct vowel. To change the tone, just choose another one and it will be corrected.

As you start typing you get suggestions popping up next to the tone keys. Just pick the one you need. If there are more than can fit the screen, you can scroll to the left and right to find what you need.

Sometimes you need to write a "v", so if you hold down the "ü" key for a second, it writes a "v" instead.


Offline conversion from Hanzi to Pinyin! No need to use online tools to convert Hanzi to Pinyin!

Tap Paste or write Chinese Hanzi in the upper text box.
Tap Pinyin to convert into clear and simple Pinyin in the lower text box.
Tap 2-lines to convert into HTML code that will display as Chinese characters with the pinyin pronounciation above the characters. The effect is only visible if you put it in an HTML document. This can be used when making websides.
Tap Copy to easily copy the generated text to the clipboard.

The database contains over 168.000 words and phrases. If you find any errors or would like to see any improvements, please contact me about it on the website

Please note that this app does not translate Chinese into any other language, but only romanizes it using Pinyin.


Pure Pinyin is free of charge, without ads, because "You received free, give free." (Mat 10:8) If you feel that you appreciate this app, then please tell your friends about it and consider making an extra donation into the contribution box at your local Kingdom Hall.

Continue steadfast in your assignment and Jehovah will continue blessing you! (1 Cor 15:58)

Ratings and Reviews


What a BIG help!!

Thank you for designing this app. My previous way to remember tones was to write 1, 2, 3, etc attached to each word. This is great!!


Keyboard works great

Nicely done.

Thank you. :)


Joakim Fannick
30 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Joakim Fannick


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