Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

舌头 (舌頭) shétou

shétou noun tongue
Domain: Health 健康
Notes: 舌头 is an example of a word that includes the nominal suffix 头 'head'. It is often used as a metaphor for speech. For example, 扁舌头说圆话 'to beat with the tongue and speak [insincerely] in a circular manner' (Guoyu '扁' biǎn v; (Sun 2006, loc. 714)

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