- Chinese Character Structure

The character structure information is very useful for Chinese language learners to recognize the character composition. The following table lists the common character structures of modern Chinese characters.

DescriptionDescription in ChineseExample Characters
Left to Right, , ,
Above to Below , , ,
Left to Middle and Right , , ,
Above to Middle and Below , , ,
Full Surround , , ,
Surround from Above , , ,
Surround from Below , , ,
Surround from Left , , , ,
Surround from Upper Left , , ,
Surround from Upper Right , , ,
Surround from Lower Left , , , ,
Overlaid , , ,