If you’re ready to learn how to write Chinese characters, but don’t know where to start, follow these articles to help you go from learning the stroke names and stroke order to more advanced instructions on Chinese calligraphy.
If you’re new to writing Chinese characters start by learning the names of each line or ‘stroke’ in a Chinese character. These will help you remember how to write and also read Chinese characters!
Once you’ve learned the stroke names of Chinese characters, you can start to learn their order. Learning these from the beginning will help you in the long run! There are plenty of rules to get the hang of, so start now!
Did you know that as well as learning the names and stroke rules, it’s also important to keep your Chinese characters balanced? Writing Chinese characters can be a very precise art form, and taking care to consider the placement of the Chinese particles will make your characters look more beautiful.
Why not try Skritter’s online tool for practising writing Characters. It’s a fun way to challenge and test your simplified and traditional Chinese characters, as well as Japanese Kanji. Take a look at our demo video to learn more about it.
If you have a mobile device, you can practice writing Chinese characters using your fingers! Just add a handwriting keyboard and get practising!
Do you want to make your handwritten Chinese characters look more authentic? Follow these rules for many different Chinese strokes.
If you want to take your Chinese writing even further, follow Nora’s instructions on how to start learning Chinese calligraphy.
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