Questions tagged [stroke-order]

筆順. The sequence and direction of individual strokes of kanji.

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Correct order of horizontal and vertical strokes

Could someone explain to me why with kanji like 生 after the top horizontal stroke I have to go on with the vertical one, while instead with kanji like 金 I have to draw the two horizontal strokes and ...
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For the Kanji 校 is the fifth stroke connected to the sixth stroke?

Some websites online show the fifth stroke as a vertical line straight down connected to the sixth stroke, while others (and in Chinese) have it as a downward diagonal dash. Is there are difference ...
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Stroke counts for 子 and the 辶 radical?

Most of the Chinese, Korean and Japanese people that I speak to say that there are only two strokes in 子 and 辶, saying that nobody does it using three strokes. Yet, on every single official source (...
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右 and 石 stroke order differences [duplicate]

Why does 「右」 start with vertical stroke and 「石」 starts with horizontal one? What kanji-writing rule prescribes it?
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Why is ヲ written with 3 strokes?

I'm still learning how to write Japanese, but I feel like I'm starting to get a feel for the rules of stroke order. However, the stroke order for ヲ (katakana wo) baffles me. According to everything I ...
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Why is there two different ways of writing the 衣 component?

I notice that 衣 as a kanji component is sometimes written without the third stroke. For example, in 壌, 衣 is written with strokes 13 through to 16: below the horizontal line there are 4 strokes. But ...
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Quotation Mark Stroke Order

How do Japanese people hand-write the Japanese Quotation Marks (「 」)? Is there a correct stroke order? I am asking specifically about those used in horizontal writing, although I wouldn't mind ...
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Is the 女 radical ever written with the strokes くフ?

The shape of the onna-hen radical can obviously be represented this way, and in plenty of fonts it actually is, as in the character 好. While the "correct" way to write it is as a skinnier version of ...
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Japanese kanjis and Chinese characters: a request for comparative stroke order

Because the first stroke order for Chinese characters was codified in Han period, the sequence of strokes was a subject to change during the time. If my memory serves me right, even simplified and ...
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Stroke order of cross in kana

Using the hiragana practice and katakana paractice Google Play apps as a reference, why is the stroke order of the cross in あ、お、か、き、け、さ、す、せ、た、な、は、ほ、ま、む、や、よ、ら、を is first horizontal, then vertical, (...
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Stroke order of kana (not kanji) [closed]

I have learned hiragana and katakana, but the book I have learned these from alas does not show their stroke order. I have the Takoboto dictionary fire Android smartphones installed, which displays ...
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How strictly does calligraphy typically abide by stroke rules?

My previous question wasn't great, but I didn't want to ask this question without being sure that the kanji below the blue line is 会, but I'm assuming that it is. In the above example, I've circled ...
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How to reconcile stroke order with font variation on 衷?

From Jisho.org, the stroke order for 衷 (inmost, heart, mind, inside) is: I count 9 strokes, but the stroke number is listed there as 10. Additionally, on Android (with kanji fix), the kanji is ...
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Is the stroke order native Japanese speakers use for romaji different to those of native English speakers?

Do native speakers of Japanese write romaji the same way native speakers of English would, or do they do it differently, possibly using the rules that they'd use for writing hiragana, katakana, and ...
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母 stroke order irregular compared to 日

As I have learned kanji, I have been under the impressions stroke order for box kanji like 日 should be left to right, top to bottom. Most kanji seem very consistent, or so I thought. I recently ...
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Why is the order of bottom-left radicals different for some kanji?

In the kanji 道, 週 and so on, the ⻌ radical is written last, then the main element. The same for 建 and 延, in which the top-right component is written first, then the 廴 radical. But in 起, 走 is written ...
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Stroke order explanation for 凸 and 凹

The correct stroke order of 凹 is apparently: Is there any reason for this order? Why, for example, would one not write the vertical | stroke to the bottom right directly after the 3rd stroke, ...
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Is there an “official” font or other writing standard that should be used when teaching kanji?

I'm working on an Android app that will help people learn Japanese kanji using a flash-card style study system. As part of this app, I need to show kanji on the screen both in plain-text form, and ...
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Kanji stroke type (not stroke order)

My former teacher made us really pay attention to kana stroke order and stroke types (とめる、はねる、and はらう). Yet when it came to kanji she only made us study the stroke order. I've noticed that other ...
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Why are the common strokes of these two characters written in different order?

Consider the following characters, 牛 and 生. I know both are not exactly identical for sure. According to the textbook I am using, the stroke orders are given as follows: My question is why the third ...
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Why is stroke order important?

While I understand that stroke order is important, I do not understand why it is important. If the final product would look the same, why does it matter? I don't have an issue following stroke order. ...
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Is it acceptable in Japanese to write kanji characters in the Chinese style?

In Japanese, is it acceptable to write kanji letters in the Chinese style? For example, is it acceptable to write 田 with the 3rd and 4th strokes swapped, or 着 with the 6th and 7th strokes combined?
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Stroke order for han-dakuten

Is there one? Or does it even matter? I personally start at the top and go clockwise. Just curious. Update: I realized the other day that the reason I start at the 12-o'clock position and go ...
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Why is the stroke order of も peculiar?

In most hiragana the horizonal stokes are drawn first, but も is an exception. Is there any reason for this?
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Stroke order for left and right

Why are the stroke orders for 右 and 左 different? 右 starts with the vertical stroke, and 左 starts with the horizontal one.