Each Chinese character, commonly named Hanzi, is pronounced monosyllable in Pinyin (a randomized alphabet tool for Chinese speaking to learn how to speak Chinese). Each Chinese character is constructed in the Chinese Character Alphabet which consists of 6 root strokes and their transforms. For example， 山 shān (mountain) is constructed by strokes 丨 and a 丨’s transform.
Below is the Chinese Character Alphabet. Anyone who wants to learn Chinese written form he or she will be recommended to start by learning these fundamental strokes, just like learning to read English start by learning 26 letters.