shǒu head; chief; classifier for poems, songs etc

Made up of [ from; self; oneself radical 132]

Note

A picture of a head with nose and hair prominent
Number of strokes 9

Related characters

Sounds same

shǒu (hand) shǒu (hand)

Different tone

shòu (to receive)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 首
Stroke order for character 首, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Chinese proverb

Proverb

急跳墙
Gǒu jí tiaò qiáng [gou ji tiao qiang]
dog anxious leap wall
A cornered dog will leap over a wall
Extreme circumstances require extreme measures
The end justifies the means
Chinese proverb

Proverb

贼喊捉贼
Zéi hǎn zhuō zéi [zei han zhuo zei]
thief shout 'stop thief'
A thief cries 'Stop thief!'
Diverting attention to cover misdoing
What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over
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