舌头 (舌頭) shétou

shétou noun tongue
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Health
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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扁舌头说圆话

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  • 舌头来 (舌頭來) 薛霸都吐出舌頭來 — Water Margin 水滸傳, 第九回 Chapter 9 — count: 4
  • 伸出舌头 (伸出舌頭) 牛伸出舌頭來舐他的頭 — The Scholars 儒林外史, 第二十四回 Chapter 24 — count: 2
  • 用舌头 (用舌頭) 賈蓉用舌頭都舔著吃了 — Dream of the Red Chamber 紅樓夢, 第二回 Chapter 63 — count: 2
  • 割舌头 (割舌頭) 你不怕下割舌頭地獄 — Dream of the Red Chamber 紅樓夢, 第二回 Chapter 29 — count: 2
  • 伸舌头 (伸舌頭) 向金釧兒笑著伸伸舌頭 — Dream of the Red Chamber 紅樓夢, 第二回 Chapter 23 — count: 2