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Stroke order question - 丑

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lokki

I came across this when I was having a closer look at the characters for 纽约 New York. I wasn't sure about the stroke order of 丑 which appears there as the right-hand part of 纽.

I usually consult the following website for stroke orders:

http://www.chinese-learner.com/write-chinese/write-chinese-stroke-order-dictionary.php

... and it gave the following order for 丑 (and 纽) :

1: upper-horizontal-right-hand-vertical stroke

2: left-hand-vertical stroke

3: middle-horizontal stroke

4: bottom-horizontal stroke

I thought it felt funny somehow to write 2 before 3, and checked with a software I have (Pablo), and sure enough, there 2 and 3 were the other way around.

To me it looks like the website is wrong. Can anyone confirm this?

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HashiriKata
To me it looks like the website is wrong. Can anyone confirm this?
I don't think so. Due to different ways of seeing how the character comes about, there are variations in the stroke-order for the character. Take the variation which feels more natural to you.

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randall_flagg

Thanks for pointing that out! Turns out I've been writing this character wrong all along, just feels better that way!

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querido

Wenlin agrees with the order as numbered by the original poster.

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Lu

I'd also write it 1-3-2-4, it feels more natural.

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Hofmann

I agree with chinese-learner.com.

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Danmairen

As I see it, the character is finished with 土, so the middle horizontal stroke should be written before the vertical, and the webside is wrong:roll:

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HerrPetersen

I write it in the same order as in 五. (almost - I break stroke number 3 up in to 2 strokes)

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Hofmann

Are you extending the middle horizontal stroke past the first stroke?

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By the way, I prefer this site's stroke order, which matches chinese-learner.com for .

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skylee

For me the order listed in post #1 (which is the same as in Hofmann's posts) is correct.

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trevelyan

I don't think it really matters as long as the character gets written, but I was also taught the order according in the original post #1, with the order of precedence generally being top to bottom, left to right. 无 is the same.

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lokki
I was also taught the order according in the original post #1, with the order of precedence generally being top to bottom, left to right. 无 is the same.

This really confuses me. When you say that 无 is the same as post #1, are you saying that you write the (left-slanting) vertical stroke of 无 _before_ the middle horizontal one, in the same way that the vertical comes before horizontal of 丑 in the original post?

Both the softwares mentioned above certainly disagree with that stroke order for 无.

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Hofmann

More like 冄 in 那 and less like 无 I find it.

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