In this Chinese character lesson we will learn Group 4 of Chinese Stroke Order Rules, and see some example Characters that apply these two rules.
Middle Before Two Sides, 先中间后两边.
For characters that are split into two sides by a central divider, we’ll write the divider first, and then the two sides. But with the two sides, we’ll always start from the left side, and then the right side.
小, 永, 乖, 水
The Stroke Order of the Stroke Dot 点 (Diǎn), in a character, is decided by the orientation or location of the Dot.
There are four different locations where a single Dot can be placed in a character: top center; top left; top right; or inside a frame. In situation 1 and 2, we write Dot first before anything else. And in situation 3 and 4, we write Dot last.
When the 点 sits on the top left of a character, we’ll write 点 first and then the rest of the character.
When 点 is in the top left. So we’ll write 点 first and then the rest of the character.
When 点 is in top right of a Character, we will write 点 the last.
When 点 sits inside a “frame”, we’ll write the frame first, and then finish the character with 点.