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Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 首 ( shŏu ) correctly?"
The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers. This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
The traditional Chinese characters of shŏu are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
首 is composed of 9 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
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首 ( shou / shŏu ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 430)
Chinese example words containing the character 首 ( shou / shŏu )
部首 ( bùshŏu = radical ),首都 ( shŏudū = capital ),首都国际机场 ( shŏudū guójì jīchăng = the Capital International Airport, Beijing ),首都剧场 ( shŏudū jùchăng = capital theatre ),首席执行官 ( shŏuxí zhíxíngguān = CEO ),首先 ( shŏuxiān = the first )
Other characters that are pronounced shŏu in Chinese