Sentence and Pinyin Scramble Creator
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Chinese sentence and Pinyin scrambles — taking a Chinese sentence and mixing up the character or Pinyin order — are great activities for Chinese language learners. These puzzles help train students' eyes and brains to recognize and remember Chinese words, Pinyin, and the way they are structured. This tool lets Chinese language teachers easily generate Chinese word, sentence, and Pinyin scrambles to use in the classroom. Both simplified and traditional Chinese sentences are supported. All you have to do is copy and paste (or enter) some sentences and click the Print button.

This tool can intelligently detect the words in the sentences and generate the scrambles without breaking the words. If you want to generate the scrambles by shuffling the individual characters, you can do that by changing the default settings.

  1. To prevent a proper noun or character compound from being split and scrambled, you can protect them by inserting square brackets [ ] before and after the noun. For example, 我的名字叫[周晓东].
  2. To force a common word to be split and scrambled, you can insert a space between the characters of the word. For example, 我喜 欢看电影. Note there is a space between 喜 and 欢.
  3. To create Pinyin scrambles, make sure the option Pinyin is checked in settings #5.

Sentence Scramble Options  Last-used  Reset

Print phonetic hint (or Chinese hint if Pinyin scrambles)
Print English hint
Print writing line for each sentence
Paper size:     Letter (8.5 X 11 inch)     A4 (210 X 297 mm)
Scramble the sentences by shuffling:
    Chinese Characters     Chinse Words (Character Compounds)     Pinyin
Word spacing of the scrambled Chinese sentences:     Small     Medium     Large     Huge
Phonetic notation on the worksheet:     Pinyin    Bopomofo (Zhuyin)
Writing line style:     Solid Line    Writing Grid    Dotted Line
Writing grid size:     Small    Medium    Large    Huge
Writing grid style:     Diagonal    Cross    Square 
Chinese color
Pinyin color
English color
Grid color
Chinese font:     Kaiti    LiSu    Xingkai    Youyuan    Hupo    Caiyun    Songti

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To create a sentence scramble sheet:
  1. Enter the title of the new worksheet, such as Chinese Homework #1. The title will be shown at the top of the generated worksheets. It is also used to identify the word or sentence list when you save the list to the server.
  2. Enter Chinese phrase or sentence. You can copy or paste Chinese text from other sources, such as web pages or word documents, or enter them using your faovorite Chinese Input Method Editor(IME). Both simplified and traditional Chinese characters are supported.
  3. Optionally, you can enter the definition of the Chinese phrase or sentence in English (or your native language). You can click the E button to let the system fill in the definition for you if the Chinese is a commonly-used word.
  4. Click the P button to add Pinyin automatically. If there are multiple pronunciations for a particular character, the system will attempt to use the right one based on its context. In some cases, the user may have to edit it themselves. Do not use punctuation marks in the Pinyin input box. Note that Pinyin must be entered with tone numbers, rather than tone marks. The system will convert them to tone marks when the worksheet is generated. In addition, the Pinyin syllables must be separated by a blank space. For example, for the Chinese phrase 你去哪儿?, the Pinyin must be entered as ni3 qu4 na3 er2. Use v for ü, e.g. lv3 for lǚ, and number 5 for the neutral tone, e.g. ma5 (吗).
  5. Click the Add Rows button to add more rows. Empty or partially-filled rows will be ignored in the generated worksheet.
  6. Optionally, you can change the default worksheet settings. The settings are self-explanatory. Click the color buttons to bring up the color pickers for Chinese, Pinyin, and English text.
  7. Click the Print button to generate a worksheet.
  8. Optionally, you can click the Save button to save the word or sentence list for future use.
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