We talked about the Traditional Chinese character for sky,  before. It is a simple Chinese character with three strokes.

This time, I will go through a four-stroke Traditional Chinese character, 太, which means “too much”. You might have noticed it is very similar to the character, , apart from the small dot on the left part of the character.

It is an easy character to learn. Let’s get straight on to it now.

How to write this simple Chinese character

The first step is to write a horizontal line, a horizontal stroke.

The first stroke of the Traditional Chinese character meaning too much
The first stroke

This is essentially the Chinese character for number one, 一.

Remember the Chinese writing rules? It has to be written from left to right.

The next stroke is a falling leftwards stroke. The stroke starts from the top and falls leftwards until it reaches the bottom to end.

It becomes now:

The second stroke

The third stroke is a falling rightwards stroke. The stroke starts from the top and falls rightwards until it reaches the bottom to end.

The third stroke of the Traditional Chinese character meaning too much
The third stroke

It is essentially the character, .

The last stroke is a “dot”, from top to bottom.

And here we got the character, 太.

The Traditional Chinese character meaning “too much”

The same writing rule applies here — from top to bottom and from left to right.

No new techniques but a new character this time. Mastering the basics is important and more Traditional Chinese characters can be learnt quickly with a solid foundation.

Thanks for reading. I will go through another useful and interesting Traditional Chinese character next time. I encourage you to keep practising in the meantime before the next post comes.