Last time we went through the Traditional Chinese character, 五 , which means number five.

I will go through another number, 四, this time.

Let’s get straight on action.

First stroke

It starts with a simple vertical stroke. Just write from top to bottom as usual.

a vertical stroke
First stroke

Second stroke

The second stroke starts horizontally from left to right and then it “breaks” and drops from top to bottom. This type of stroke was discussed when we went through the character, 口.

The first two strokes of the Traditional Chinese character number four
Second stroke

Third stroke

Now we come to the third stroke. It is a falling leftwards stroke. The stroke starts from the top and falls leftwards until it reaches the bottom to end.

The first three strokes of the Traditional Chinese character number four
Third stroke

Fourth stroke

The fourth stroke is a falling rightwards stroke. It is very similar to the previous type but it just goes the opposite way. The stroke starts from the top and falls rightwards until it reaches the bottom to end.

The first four strokes of the Traditional Chinese character number four
Fourth stroke

Fifth stroke

The fifth and last stroke is a simple horizontal stroke which starts from the left and ends at the right and completes the square.

Traditional Chinese character number four

Here we go the Traditional Chinese character, 四.

Have a look again. You probably will find it looks like the Traditional Chinese character, 八 (number eight) trapped by another one, 口 (mouth).

This is it for now. We have gone through the Traditional Chinese characters for numbers one through ten.

For your convenience, here are the links back to the relevant articles

一, 二,三,四,五,六,七,八,九,十

Remember to keep practising before the next post comes soon. Enjoy writing.

Thanks for reading.