Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

舌头 (舌頭) shétou

shétou noun tongue
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: 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)

Contained in

扁舌头说圆话

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三十八回 Chapter 38 2
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十四回 Chapter 24 1