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strict, tight, stern, severe
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 严 ( yán ) 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. :
严 ( yan / yán ) in traditional characters
严 is composed of 7 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Tags and additional information (Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)
serious | severe
严 ( yan / yán ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 600)
Chinese example words containing the character 严 ( yan / yán )