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Lesson 6:  Writing Chinese Characters - Strokes - Part 1

 

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Lesson 6: Writing Chinese Characters Strokes Part I 

There are 31 fundamental strokes for Chinese characters.  You just need to learn how to recognize and write them.  

To what extend should you know about strokes?  You should be able to recognize the strokes in all Chinese characters as you see them no matter if you know the characters or not.  However, you do not have to remember their official names at all.  Most Chinese people do not know either.   

Please follow the demo to write the strokes.  It is the sole, correct way to write them. 

After watching the demo, also try to find the stroke in the sample character.

The first 16 strokes are shown here:

1. Horizontal
Video Sample Character

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2. Vertical
Video Sample Character

 

3. Left away
Video Sample Character

 

4. Dot
Video Sample Character

 

5. Horizontal Turn
Video Sample Character

 

6. Right away
Video Sample Character

 

7. Rise
Video Sample Character

 

8. Horizontal Turn and Hook
Video Sample Character

 

9. Vertical Hook
Video Sample Character

 

10. Horizontal Left Away
Video Sample Character

 

11. Horizontal Hook
Video Sample Character

 

12. Vertical Bend Hook
Video Sample Character

 

13. Left Away and Turn
Video Sample Character

 

14. Vertical and Rise
Video Sample Character

 

15. Vertical and Turn
Video Sample Character

 

16. Left Away and Dot
Video Sample Character