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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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  • 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)
    头脑 tóu nǎo brains; mind; skull; (fig.) gist (of a matter); leader; boss
    回头 huí tóu to turn round; to turn one's head; later; by and by
    龙头 lóng tóu faucet; water tap; bicycle handle bar; chief (esp. of gang); boss; decision maker; (market) leader (of companies); front end of mud-flow; figurehead on prow of dragon boat 龙船
    势头 shì tóu power; momentum; tendency; impetus; situation; the look of things
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  • 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:
    骨头 tou bone; Classifiers: ; moral character; bitterness
    前头 qián tou in front; at the head; ahead; above
    上头 shàng tou above; on top of; on the surface of
    行头 xíng tou a person's clothing; outfit; actor's costume
    More: 头* | *头 | *头*
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