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to walk, to move, to leave, to pass, to go, to wend
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 走 ( zŏu ) 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 zŏu are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 走 ( zou / zŏu ) ⓘWriting in Pinyin Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication. If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).
Ta kuaisu de zou jin le xiao nong li.
Tā kuàisù de zŏu jìn le xiăo nòng lĭ. – English translation: He quickly walked into a small alley.
Usage as a radical
走 can also be used as a radical, i.e. as a sub-component of a Chinese character. It is then called zŏuzìpáng.
走 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.)
path | to go by foot
走 ( zou / zŏu ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 160)
Chinese example words containing the character 走 ( zou / zŏu )
走读学校 ( zŏu dú xuéxiào = (day) school ),走着去 ( zŏu zhē qù = to walk ),走廊 ( zŏuláng = corridor )