The Rules of Stroke Order

1.先横后竖:横竖相交时,先写横,再写竖和其他笔画。如:“十、丰、寸、夫”。

The horizontal stroke 一(héng) precedes the vertical stroke ︱(shù):when a horizontal stroke and the vertical stroke cross,write the horizontal stroke first ,then the vertical stroke and other strokes,e.g.“十、丰、寸、夫”。

2.先撇后捺:撇和捺相交时,先撇后捺。如:“人、入、文、又”。

The left-falling stroke 丿 (piě)precedes the right-falling stroke ㄟ(nà):when a left-falling stroke and a precedes the right-falling stroke converger,write the left-falling stroke before the right-falling stroke ,e.g.人、入、文、又。

3.从上到下:先写上面的笔画,后写下面的。如:“土(先写十)、于(先写二)、门(先写点)”。

From top to bottom:write the upper stroke first,then the low ones,e.g.土(十comes first)、于(二comes first)、门(the dot srokes丶 comes first)。

4、从左到右:先写左边后写右边。如:“八(先写左边的一撇)、 旧(先写左边的一竖)”。

From left to right :write the stroke on the left first,then the ones on the right.e.g. 八(beginning with the left-falling stroke 丿 on the left),旧(beginning with the the vertical stroke 丨on the left)

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