Write Chinese Letters - Stroke Order Rules
Writing - Chinese Stroke Order Rules
- Top to bottom. When there are upper and lower components, the upper components are written first, then the lower components. For example, 三, 亏, 吕, 品, 星.
- Left to right. Among the first characters usually learned is the number one, which is written with a single horizontal line: 一. This character has one stroke which is written from left to right. For example, 一, 川, 旧, 树.
- Horizontal before vertical. For example, 十, 干.
- Outside to inside. Outside enclosing components are written before inside components. For example, 风, 问, 同, 月
- First the outer then the inner last sealing. For example, "回", "园", "国".
- Center before outside in vertically symmetrical characters. If there is a center vertical stroke flanked by strokes on either side, the center vertical is drawn first. For example, "小", "水", "办".
- Bottom stroke last. The bottom stroke of a character is drawn last. For example: 道, 建,