Character Lesson 3 – Basic Strokes Group 3

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Chinese Strokes with Hooks

In today’s lesson we’ll learn three more strokes. They all come with a hook at the very last part of the stroke.



  • Chinese strokes with hooks


  1. What are the 3 strokes with hooks in this lesson?
  2. What would be the example Characters that have them?


Chinese Strokes with Hooks

In this lesson, there are 3 more Chinese strokes: Horizontal Hook 横钩 (hénggōu), Vertical Hook 竖钩 (shùgōu), and Slanted Hook 斜钩 (xiégōu).


Example Characters of Horizontal Hook

了, 予, 买

Example Characters of Vertical Hook

丁, 水, 可

Example Characters of Slanted Hook

戈, 我, 武


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Rko759760@gmail.comStudent August 1, 2022 at 6:11 am

hello i want complete learn chinese character
can you tell me the method or your contact number
waiting for your response

Roxanne CuPremium Student January 12, 2021 at 5:01 am

Hi, Lily. Did I hear it right that the last stroke in ni (you) is dian (dot)?

Dan FilimonPremium Student May 2, 2020 at 10:40 am

This is super helpful, but I have two suggestions for the practice sheets:
1. Please include the pinyin and the meaning of the characters.
2. Please make the boxes bigger and include directions for the strokes. I find it difficult to distinguish between a pie3 and a ti2 stroke at times.
Thanks! 🙂

mildolPremium Student September 19, 2020 at 2:29 am

I second this!

ApocalypseGamer1Premium Student September 3, 2019 at 9:29 pm

Dear Lili, I really enjoyed these lessons and I feel like I am improving at writing characters. Thank you for organizing such an amazing course!

MichaelPremium Student July 29, 2017 at 8:35 am

Hi Lili: I’ve done all the lessons in this course so far. Many thanks! 再见!Michael.

Thanks Michael!

Raneem AlzannanPremium Student August 3, 2016 at 9:52 pm

Thanks 🙂

也谢谢你!Thanks for the support!

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