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Stroke order
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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from

Han character[edit]

(radical 37 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input X卜大 (XYK), 卜大 (YK))

  1. head
  2. top
  3. chief, first
  4. boss

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping tau4, Yale tau4)


Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin tóu
Zhuyin ㄊㄡˊ
IPA (key) /tʰoʊ̯³⁵/
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Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , traditional , Pinyin tóu (tou2), Wade-Giles t'ou2)

Classifier[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin tou, traditional )

  1. Measure word for livestock
    我有两头猪。 - I have two pigs.

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin tóu, classifier , traditional )

  1. head
    • Genesis 3.15
      我又要叫你和女人彼此为仇。你的后裔和女人的后裔也彼此为仇。女人的后裔要伤你的头,你要伤他的脚跟。
      Wǒ yòu yào jiào nǐ hé nǚrén bǐcǐ wéi chóu . nǐde hòuyì hé nǚrén de hòuyì yĕ bǐcǐ wéi chóu . nǚrén de hòuyì yào shāng nǐde tóu , nǐ yào shāng tāde jiǎogēn .
      And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
    我头不再痛了。 wǒ tóu bùzài tòng le.
    My head don't hurt anymore.
  2. hair
  3. top, tip, end
  4. chief, boss
  5. remnant, end

Adjective[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin tóu, traditional )

  1. first, leading

Suffix[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin tóu, traditional , simplified )

  1. suffix for noun
Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-12.