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Meaning of 首

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Pinyin: shǒu
English Definition: head; chief; first (occasion, thing etc); classifier for poems, songs etc
Chinese Definition:
①头,脑袋:首饰。首级。首肯(点头表示同意)。
②领导的人,带头的:首领。元首。首脑。首相(xiàng)。
③第一,最高:首都。首府。
④最先,最早:首次。首届。首创。首日封。首义(首先起义)。
⑤出头告发:自首。出首。
⑥量词,指诗和歌:一首诗。
⑦姓氏。

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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: A deer's head adorned with antlers
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ha ] kwukyel
    • [ ] self; private, personal; from
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Example Words:
首先 [ shǒu xiān ]: first (of all); in the first place
首都 [ shǒu ]: capital (city); Classifiers:
首脑 [ shǒu nǎo ]: head (of state); summit (meeting); leader
首相 [ shǒu xiàng ]: prime minister (of Japan or UK etc)
首届 [ shǒu jiè ]: first session (of a conference etc)
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