Chinese Character Worksheets
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One of the most fascinating aspects of the Chinese language is its special writing system. Correct stroke order and proportions are vital to produce visually appealing characters. Using pen and paper to practice writing has proven to be the most effective approach to learning and memorizing Chinese characters and words. It is important to write Chinese characters properly from the beginning, as bad writing habits are extremely difficult to correct. Arch Chinese offers unique, innovative character worksheets and word worksheets to help you learn how to write correctly and beautifully. You can generate handwriting worksheets quickly by entering (or copying & pasting) Chinese characters into the Chinese character box and pressing the Print button. You can enter both simplified and traditional characters into the character box. The English definition and Pinyin will be pulled from our built-in Chinese-English dictionary. You can customize them as needed before you print.

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Click the Customize button to view and edit the definition and Pinyin of the characters as needed. Click the image icon to upload or look up an image for each character entry. Click the Save button to save the list, including the images, definitions, and Pinyin, for future use.
(e.g. 你好)
(e.g. Hello)
(e.g. ni3 hao3)
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Chinese Character Worksheet Settings  Last-used  Reset

Paper size:     Letter (8.5 X 11 inch)    A4 (210 X 297 mm)
Writing grid size:     Small    Small Plus    Medium    Medium Plus    Large    Large Plus
Pinyin grid size:     Small    Medium    Large   
Writing grid style:     Blank    Diagonal    Cross    Square
Stroke sequence style:
    No stroke sequences
    Show the stroke sequence of the character in a smaller font and in one box to save space
    Show the stroke sequence of the character on top of the character writing boxes
    Show the stroke sequence of the character in normal font and each stroke takes one writing box
 Show the radical of the character in the head character box
 Show the image of the character in front of the head character box
Create traceable characters for each character
Reserve at least blank writing boxes for practice
Writing grid color
Chinese color
Pinyin color
English color
New stroke color
Written stroke color
Traceable character color
Radical color
 Show English definition
 Create Pinyin spelling practice grids on the head character row
 Create Pinyin spelling practice grids on the blank writing box rows (applicable only if option #8 is enabled).

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Saved Vocab Lists

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Group Vocab Lists

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Commonly-used Character Lists

1. Chinese Radicals (Simplified):      Part 1    Part 2
2. Chinese Radicals (Traditional):      Part 1    Part 2
3. Basic Chinese Character Strokes
4. Complete List of Chinese Character Strokes
5. Bopomofo (Zhuyin fuhao)

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The system can generate worksheets for all the characters defined in the national standard character set of China and over 7,000 characters in the traditional Chinese character set. However, for performance reasons, a worksheet can only contain 50 characters at a time. If you want to generate more characters, you can sign up as a premium member. Among other premium-member-only features, a premium member can generate worksheets with up to 200 characters at a time.

You can change the format settings to show the radical and character structure information on the worksheets

If the printed stroke sequence is too small to trace, you can adjust the settings to increase the writing grid size or simply allow one stroke to take one writing box.

To use images on the worksheets, enable the "Show the image of the character in front of the head character box" option and click the image icon to upload or look up an image for each character entry.

You can change the stroke sequence style on the worksheet settings to show the stroke sequence of the character at three different possible locations on the worksheet.

You can also adjust the worksheet settings to generate worksheets without any character hints. A worksheet without any character hints would only contain the Pinyin and English definitions. For example, for a worksheet with the input “龙年吉祥 (have a lucky year of the dragon)”:

In beginner-level classes, Chinese teachers often want the students to practice writing each Chinese character stroke-by-stroke after they learn it. With a few clicks, you can generate these worksheets easily. Because Chinese character strokes are not regular Chinese characters, they cannot be entered or displayed in the character box of this page. For your convenience, we have created two worksheet shortcuts for you to generate worksheets with the basic Chinese character strokes and the complete list of the Chinese strokes used in the modern Chinese characters. You can load them by clicking the links in the Commonly-used Character Lists box.

To help Chinese students identify and learn how to write the radical of a Chinese character, you can create Chinese character worksheets without showing the radical components of the characters. The students will need to add the radicals themselves to make the characters complete. You need to enable the worksheet option “Do not show the radical components of the traceable characters” to allow the students to fill them in themselves. Optionally, you can adjust the worksheet settings to add the stroke sequences and hide or show the radical in the head character box.

Both simplified and traditional Chinese characters are supported.

Zhuyin (colloquially known as Bopomofo) remains the predominant phonetic system for teaching reading and writing Chinese characters in Taiwan. The Zhuyin symbols were derived from Chinese characters, but they are not Chinese characters themselves. You can use this tool to generate Bopomofo worksheets as well. All you need to do is to enter the symbols and then hit the Print button. Like generating worksheets for regular Chinese characters, you can provide your own custom definitions and change the worksheet settings as you like.

To create a Chinese character worksheet,
  1. Enter (or copy & paste) Chinese characters into the Chinese character box. The system will automatically provide the English definition and Pinyin for the characters. You can edit the definition and Pinyin as needed.
  2. Optionally, for each character entry, click the image icon to upload or look up an image for the character
  3. Enter the title of the new worksheet, such as Chinese Writing Homework #1. The title will be shown at the top of the generated worksheets. The title is required to save the list to the server for future use.
  4. You can change the default worksheet settings as you like to find the format you prefer. The settings are self-explanatory.
  5. Click the Print button to generate the worksheets. The generated PDF will be shown in a separate browser window.
  6. You can also click the Save button to save the character list, including the customized definition and Pinyin, to the server for future use.
  7. Instead of entering the characters into the character box, you can also generate a worksheet by loading a character list from your Saved Vocab Lists or finding one from the vocab lists shared by the Chinese teaching and learning community. The Chinese characters from the list will be copied into the character box and the definitions and Pinyin will be populated for you.
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