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Character Strokes

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Basic Chinese Character Strokes:

 

Stroke Name Example
horizontal stroke héng (横) Horizonal Stroke
vertical stroke shù (竖) Vertical Stoke
piě (撇) Left-Angled Stroke
nà (捺) Right-Angled Stroke
diǎn (点) Dot Stroke
héng zhé (横折) Horizontal Turning Stroke
héng gōu (横钩) Horizontal Hook Stroke
shù zhé (竖折) Vertical Turning Stroke
shù tí (竖提) Vertical Rising Stoke
shù wān (竖弯) Vertical Curved Stoke
shù gōu (竖钩) Vertical Hook Stroke
wān gōu (弯钩) Curved Hook Stroke
wò gōu (卧钩) Lying Hook Stroke
piě zhé (撇折) Left-Angled Turning Stoke
héng piě (横撇) Horizontal Left-Angled Stroke
héng zhé gōu (横折钩) Horizontal Turning Hook Stoke
shù wān gōu (竖弯钩) Vertical Curved Hook Stoke
héng zhé wān gōu (横折弯钩) Horizontal Turning Curved Hook Stoke
héng wān gōu (横弯钩) Horizontal Curved Hook Stoke
shù zhé zhé gōu (竖折折钩) Vertical Turning Turning Hook Stoke
shù zhé piě (竖折撇 ) Vertical Turning Left-Angled Stroke
héng zhé zhé zhé gōu (横折折折钩) Horizontal Turning Turning Turning Hook Stoke
héng piě wān gōu (横撇弯钩) Horizontal Left-Angled Curved Hook Stoke
héng zhé zhé piě (横折折撇) Horizontal Turning Turning Left-Angled Stoke
héng zhé tí (横折提) Horizontal Turning Rising Stoke
piě diǎn (撇点 ) Left-Angled Dot Stoke
xíe gōu (斜钩) Slanting Hook Stroke
tí (提) Rising Stoke