shǒu head; chief; classifier for poems, songs etc

Made up of [ from; self; oneself radical 132]
Used as component in : dào
This measure word can be used with these nouns: gē (song) shī (poem)
Made with 9 strokes.
A picture of a head with nose and hair prominent

Related characters


Also uses component: xià (summer)

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

Proverbs

畏首畏尾 wèi shǒu wèi wěi Nervous and afraid. Fearful at both the start and end of some event.