How to type Chinese characters in your phone in 3 simple steps
Step 1: Must have Chinese Pinyin Keyboard in your phone
For iPhone: Go to General Setting > Keyboard > Add Keyboard > Add new Keyboard > Chinese (Simplified) > Pinyin Qwerty
For Android: Download & Install “Google Pinyin Input” > Open the app > Enable Settings > Google Pinyin Input > Chinese Pinyin Google Pinyin Input
Step 2: Start typing in your whatsapp/SMS
1. Change your keyboard to pinyin “拼音”
2. Type a vocabulary or phrase around 3-8 words (without spacing). If you only type 1 or 2 words, you are not sure which is the correct word. But, if you type at least 3 words, the first option will be 99.9% correct words.
3. Type the correct pinyin, for example :
dajiahao > 大家好 ( dajia = everyone , hao = good/hello )
woshiVincent > 我是Vincent ( wo = I/me , shi = is/are/am/was/were )
nimenyaoxuezhongwenma > 你们要学中文吗？(nimen = you all , yao = want , xue = learn , zhongwen = Mandarin , ma = question mark ? )
Step 3: Apply what you have learned
Type a phrase / sentence on comment box below & surprise your friends by posting on your facebook!