Stroke Order of Korean Hangul
Since I added the handwriting feature to the website a month ago, a lot of you have dragged your mouse and created some beautifully shaped pictorial characters for the site. I am not a big fan of insisting writing in the correct stroke order, but still, as the one who builds a language learning website with East Asian languages, I think I am responsible for pointing out the general rules of how to write Asian characters in the correct stroke order.
Written hangul follows the rules of Chinese calligraphy. The basic rules are: left to right, top to bottom, and outside in. There are some areas that even native writers may not agree with each other, but if you randomly start writing a vertical straight line bottom up, then I doubt if many native writers will appreciate your creativity.
Let’s take a look at how to write each of the consonant jamo of hangul. Pay special attention to how ㄹ, ㅁ and ㅂ are written. When you are done with consonants, go to page 2 to see the stroke order of vowels.
Related Grammar Points
- Easy Ways to Memorize Korean Hangul – Beginning Consonants
- Easy Ways to Memorize Korean Hangul – Vowels
- Pronunciations of Korean Consonants at the Beginning of a Word
- Resyllabification and Pronunciations of Korean Consonants
- Nasal Assimilation and Pronunciations of Korean Consonants
- Tensing and Pronunciations of Korean Consonants
- Voicing and Pronunciations of Korean Consonants