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Meaning of 头

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(Trad.: 頭)
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (high) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ ] big, great, vast, high, deep
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  • Pinyin: tóu

    English Definition: head; hair style; the top; end; beginning or end; a stub; remnant; chief; boss; side; aspect; first; leading; classifier for pigs or livestock; Classifiers:
    Chinese Definition:
    ①人身体的最上部分或动物身体的最前的部分:头骨。头脑。头脸(a.头和脸;b.指面貌;c.指面子,体面)。头角(jiǎo)(喻青年的气概或才华)。
    ②指头发或所留头发的样式:留头。剃头。
    ③物体的顶端:山头。笔头。两头尖。
    ④指事情的起点或端绪:从头儿说起。头绪。
    ⑤物体的残余部分:布头儿。
    ⑥以前,在前面的:头三天。
    ⑦次序在前,第一:头等。头生。
    ⑧首领:头子。头目。
    ⑨方面:他们是一头的。
    ⑩临,接近:头睡觉先洗脸。
    ⑾量词,多指牲畜:一头牛。
    ⑿表示约计、不定数量的词:三头五百。
    ⒀尾脚。

    Example Words:
    头发 [ tóu fa ]: hair (on the head)
    镜头 [ jìng tóu ]: camera lens; camera shot (in a movie etc); scene
    码头 [ tóu ]: dock; pier; wharf; Classifiers:
    口头 [ kǒu tóu ]: oral; verbal
    水龙头 [ shuǐ lóng tóu ]: faucet; tap
  • Pinyin: tou

    English Definition: suffix for nouns
    Chinese Definition:
    ①后缀。
    ②附在某些名词后面,构成新的名词。[合]木头;石头。
    ③附在某些动词后面,构成名词。[例]念头。
    ④附在形容词后面,构成名词。[例]他越学越有甜头。
    ⑤附在方位后面,构成新的方位词。[合]前头;后头;抽屉里头。
    ⑥另见tóu。

    Example Words:
    石头 [ shí tou ]: stone; Classifiers:
    木头 [ tou ]: slow-witted; blockhead; log (of wood, timber etc); Classifiers:
    骨头 [ tou ]: bone; Classifiers: ; moral character; bitterness
    馒头 [ mán tou ]: steamed roll; steamed bun; steamed bread; Classifiers:
    舌头 [ shé tou ]: tongue; Classifiers: ; enemy soldier captured for the purpose of extracting information
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