Mark Zegarelli
Mark Zegarelli

How to Write Chinese

by Lǐ Guāng Yào and Mark Zegarelli

Chapter 5
​Your Next Five Strokes

In this lesson, you learn:

5 strokes

héng zhé gōu

piě zhé

piě diǎn

héng piě

héng zhé zhé piě


In Part 1 of this book, you learned to write all 12 basic strokes. In the process, you learned 17 of the 32 hànzi strokes used to write modern Chinese.

In this chapter, I introduce five more hànzi strokes, all made from varying combinations of the 12 basic strokes you already know.