Starting from this lesson we will be introducing Chinese character stroke order rules, and we’ll also answer this question: why is Chinese stroke order so important? In our series, we’ll introduce 8 stroke order rules in total. In order for us to learn them, we don’t necessarily have to know all the Chinese character stroke orders names, as long as we can follow the rules and apply them while writing characters, we are good.
Knowing the Stroke Order Rules and writing Characters in the correct stroke order is very important because it helps us:
Horizontal Before Vertical, 先横后竖.
This rule tells us that when there are both the stroke Horizontal 横 (Héng) and the stroke Vertical 竖 (Shù) in a character, you write 横 before 竖.
十, 丰, 干
Downward Left Before Downward Right, 先撇后捺.
This rule tells us that when there are both the strokes Downward Left 撇 (Piě) and Downward Right 捺 (Nà) in a Character, we write 撇 before 捺.
人, 八, 木