Korean handwriting Vol. 2
Word By Word
Meet the Handwriting Styles
This book showcases six core handwriting styles, plus eleven additional practice styles.
Below you can see the same word '커피' (coffee) written in all seventeen styles.
All the styles are real fonts.
Many of which are based off the handwriting of real people.
How it works
First: Stroke Order
At the start of each section, you'll see a diagram (like above) explaining the proper stroke order for the word.
Each stroke is clearly labeled showing it's order and stroke direction.
You'll also see the meaning of the word (in this case 'meat') and and the romanization ('gogi').
Next, we show you the word in six different handwriting styles and give you space to practice writing it yourself.
There is space to trace the word and write it free-hand.
What is stroke order?
Korean Stroke Order
'Stroke order' is the order and direction for every line that makes up each consonant and vowel. Each character has at least one official stroke order. Learning the official stroke order from the beginning will establish a strong writing foundation, create good writing habits, and make your handwriting look more natural.
Do people really use stroke order?
Yes, they do. Children are taught the stroke order when they learn to read and write in school. This then becomes ingrained into their individual writing styles. While every person has their own unique handwriting style, and every letter does not have to look exactly the same, generally the stroke order is followed.
That being said, there are exceptions. There are some shortcuts that native speakers use to write more quickly, even if it goes against the official stroke order. In this book, once we've gone over the official stroke order we will show you some of these shortcuts as well.
Do native speakers really follow the stroke order?
Want to learn Stroke order?
Learn stroke order in Korean Handwriting: Consonants & Vowels
In this book, we teach the standard stroke order of all consonants and vowels.
Then we also teach you handwriting variations and cursive styles.