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头 (頭) tóu

  1. tóu noun head
    Domain: Health 健康
    Notes: Of a person or animal (Unihan '頭')
  2. tóu measure word measure word for heads of cattle, etc
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: The use of this measure word dates back to the Nanbeichao vernacular (Norman 1988, p. 115).
  3. tóu noun top / start / end
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Position 位
    Notes: Of an object or situation in general (Unihan '頭')
  4. tóu noun a piece / an aspect
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Form 形态
    Notes: Of an object or situation in general
  5. tóu noun a leader
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Society 社会
    Notes: Of a group or company (Unihan '頭')
  6. tóu pronoun the first
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Also classified as a determiner.
  7. tóu noun head
    Domain: Affixes 附类
    Notes: A noun suffix dating in Chinese vernacular to the Nanbeichao (Norman 1988, p. 114)
  8. tóu suffix top / side / head
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Position 位
    Notes: A localizing suffix, for example 里头 'inside' and 外头 'outside' or nominal suffix, as in 舌头 'tongue' and 老头 'old man' (Norman 1988, p. 162; Sun 2006, loc. 714)

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Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《頁部》 Yè Radical 35
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《匈奴列傳》 Treatise on the Xiongnu 10
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《大宛列傳》 Treatise on the Dayuan 9
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 8
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《龜策列傳》 Biographies of Diviners 6
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《衛將軍驃騎列傳》 Biography of Cavalry General Wei 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《范睢蔡澤列傳》 Biographies of Fan Sui and Cai Ze 4
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《犬部》 Quǎn Dog 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《淮陰侯列傳》 Biography of the Marquis of Huaiyin 3
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《卷十五‧金部》 Scroll 15, Jīn Radical 3

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
两头 兩頭 見兩頭蛇 Selections of Literary Chinese Prose Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang 2
蓬头 蓬頭 皆蓬頭 Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《說劍》 Delight in the Sword-fight 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
Luotuo Xiangzi 《骆驼祥子》 in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 1
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《玉藻》 The Jade-Bead Pendants of the Royal Cap in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《在宥》 Letting Be, and Exercising Forbearance in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
疾走 《盜跖》 The Robber Zhi in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《說劍》 Delight in the Sword-fight in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
《釋鳥》 Explanation of Birds in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋獸》 Explanation of Beasts in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
武王 《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
於是 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 8
《卷一‧序》 Scroll 1, Preface in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《艸部》 Cǎo Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《牛部》 Niú Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《革部》 Gé Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《殳部》 Shū Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
猶言 《子罕第九》 Commentary on Zi Han IX in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
老人 《梁惠王章句上》 Commentary on Liang Hui Wang I in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
《盡心章句下》 Commentary on Jin Xin II in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1