Chinese Writing

Stroke Orders

Learning Objectives

Each stroke of a Chinese character is written according to systematic order rules.

The rules not only ensure the Chinese characters are written in correct orders, but also make us easier to write them.

Basically, we have 7 stroke order rules, including

  •   First héng last shù

  •   First piě last nà

  •   From top to bottom

  •   From left to right

  •   First outside last inside

  •   Outside, inside, then enclosed

  •  First center, then left, right

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