List of Chinese strokes

List of Chinese strokes

To write Chinese characters correctly, it’s necessary to know how to write all the strokes in the right manner. Here are the list of Chinese strokes with both Chinese names and English explanation.




 

Stroke Chinese name Pronunciation English Explanation Examples

diǎn

dot (written from top to bottom, left to right)

 冰杰京

héng

horizontal stroke (written from left to right)

 三十事

横钩 héng gōu

horizontal stroke with a hook

 买卖皮

横撇 héng piě

horizontal stroke with a down stroke to the left

 又水福

𠃍

横折 héng zhé

horizontal stroke with a vertical turn

 口录田

横折折 héng zhé zhé

horizontal stroke with a double turn

 凹

横折提 héng zhé tí

horizontal stroke with a vertical turn and an upward stroke

 说话计

横折弯 héng zhé wān

horizontal stroke with a vertical turn and a level bending stroke

 朵船沿

横折钩 héng zhé gōu

horizontal stroke with a vertical turn and a hook

 刀门闭

横折弯钩 héng zhé wān gōu

horizontal stroke with a vertical turn and a level bending stroke with a hook

 九几吃

横撇弯钩 héng piē wān gōu

horizontal stroke with a down stroke to the left and a bending stroke with a hook

 那阳队

横折折撇 héng zhé zhé

piě

horizontal stroke with a double turn and a down stroke to the left

 及建级

横折折折 héng zhé zhé zhé

horizontal stroke with a triple turn

 凸

横折折折钩 héng zhé zhé zhé gōu

horizontal stroke with a triple turn and a hook

 乃孕扔

横斜钩

héng xié gōu
shù

horizontal stroke combined with a slant stroke with a hook

 风飞气

shù

vertical stroke (written from top to bottom)  中川十

𠄌

竖提 shù tí

vertical stroke with an upward stroke

 良比切

𠃊

竖折 shù zhé

vertical stroke with a horizontal turn to the right

 出山巨

竖弯 shù wān

vertical stroke combined with a level bending stroke

 四西酉

竖钩 shù gōu

vertical stroke with a hook

 小手术

竖弯钩 shù wān gōu

vertical stroke combined with a level bending stroke and a hook

 七已孔

竖折撇 shù zhé piě

vertical stroke with a level turn and a down stroke to the left

 专传转

𠃑

竖折折 shù zhé zhé

vertical stroke with a double turn

 鼎

竖折折钩 shù zhé zhé gōu

vertical stroke with a double turn and a hook

 鸟弟弯

丿

piě

down stroke to the left (falling leftwards with slight curve)

 你人才

𡿨

撇点

piě diǎn

down stroke to the left combined with a dot

 女好奶

𠃋

撇折

piě zhé

down stroke to the left combined with a turn to the right

 去公眩

down stroke to the right (falling rightwards fattening at the bottom)

 人入建

upward stroke (flick up and rightwards)

 冰冷打

弯钩

bending stroke with a hook

 家狐子

斜钩

slant stroke with a hook

 我武战

卧钩

level bending stroke with a hook

 心必蜜

Check out the stroke animation for any character.

See also:

Character structure

List of Chinese radicals

Reference:

汉字笔画名称表

维基百科笔画

百度百科笔画

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