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For a character,
the order of writing is normally from top to bottom, from left
to right, and from outside to inside.
top to bottom:
the bottom horizontal line is always the last stroke in this
In a paragraph,
modern Chinese is written the same way as English, where you
write from left to right in each line horizontal and from top to
bottom vertically. Ancient Chinese, however, is written in
vertical lines and lines are arranged from right to left.