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Chinese characters

Chinese characters are made up of strokes, just as English words are made up of letters. Today we will learn five basic strokes.

Five basic strokes: horizontal, vertical, left-falling, right-falling and dot.

The first stroke, horizontal, in Chinese it is called 横 héng. When writing 横, you should write from left to right.

The second stroke, vertical, in Chinese it is called 竖 shù. When writing 竖, you should write from top to bottom.

The third stroke, left-falling. In Chinese it is called 撇 piě. When writing it, you should write from the top to the bottom left.

The fourth stroke, right-falling. In Chinese it is called 捺 nà. When writing this stroke, you should write from the top to the bottom right.

The last stroke for today. It is dot. In Chinese it is called 点 diǎn.

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