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LEARN CHINESE: WRITING CHINESE

Writing Chinese Characters - Strokes

Step One: Knowledge about Chinese Strokes

Chinese characters, which are in the shape of a square, are made up of strokes (笔划). In order to write Chinese symbols, the first thing you shall know is the strokes of Chinese characters and how to call them in Chinese Pinyin.

1. Lesson One: Basic Chinese Writing Stokes and their example Chinese characters.

2. Lesson Two: Transformed Strokes and their example Chinese characters.

3. Lesson Three Dependent Strokes and their example Chinese characters.

4. Lesson Four: Complex Strokes and their example Chinese characters.

Step Two: Rules of Stroke Order

Once you have basic knowledge about strokes of Chinese characters, you may wonder how to use them to write Chinese characters naturally and fluently. This lesson will give some basic rules about stroke order for you to follow.

1. Lesson One: Basic Rules (Part One)

2. Lesson Two: Basic Rules (Part Two)

3. Lesson Three: Basic Rules (Part Three)