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Stroke Order

Learning - Elementary School

 

Basic rules of Chinese character stroke order:

 

1. Horizontal Strokes Before Vertical Strokes (先横后竖)

十 (shí; ten):

 

2. Left-Angled Strokes Before Right-Angled Strokes (先撇后捺)

八 (bā; eight):

 

3. Top to Bottom (从上到下)

三 (sān; three):

 

4. Left to Right (从左到右)

打 (dǎ; hit):

 

5. Outside to Inside (从外到内)

向 (xiàng; facing):

 

6. Frame Closed Stroke Last  (先里头后封口)

田 (tián; field):

 

7. Center Verticals Before Sides (先中间后两边)

小 (xiǎo; small):