tóu head

Made up of [ big; great; large; very radical 37]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Substantially simplified pictogram of head upon a body
Number of strokes 5

Related characters


Using : tiān (sky) tài (too) qìng (celebrate) fū (husband) mò (do not) shí (real) shī (to lose) měi (beautiful) qí (strange) yāng (center)

Sounds same

tóu (head)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

汕头 Shantou, Guangdong
包头 Baotou, Inner Mongolia

Proverbs

好马不吃回头草 hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo Pride may forbid a person going back to his home town after failure. Do not dwell on past actions, progress forward
虎头蛇尾 hǔ tóu shé wěi Begins promisingly but ends badly
焦头烂额 jiāo tóu làn é In terrible trouble
蚂蚁啃骨头 mǎ yǐ kěn gǔ tou Dogged perseverance to achieve a long term end
宁做鸡头,不当凤尾 nìng zuò jītóu, bù dāng fèng wěi Better to be leader of a humble organization than the stooge of a grand one
强龙难压地头蛇 qiáng lóng nán yā dì tóu shé Knowledge of local area and people gives them a distinct advantage even against a strong enemy

Also

龙抬头 lóngtáitóu Blue Dragon Festival

Chinese Language

Such an ancient language as Chinese has inevitably gathered very many characters and words that have histories going back hundred of years - far longer than any other currently spoken language. However the structure of Chinese language is quite easy to pick up and continues to be a source of fascination.
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