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Main
English Definitionhead; hair style; the top; end; beginning or end; a stub; remnant; chief; boss; side; aspect; first; leading; measure word for pigs or livestock
See alsotou suffix for nouns
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Pinyintóu
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄊㄡˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)tau4
Part of Speech(名) noun, (量) measure word
Measure Words
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Part of body/parts
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Basic,Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
头发tóufahair (on the head)
头脑tóunǎobrains; mind; skull; (fig.) gist (of a matter); leader; boss
头痛tóutòngto have a headache
头子tóuziboss; gang leader
头目tóumùringleader; gang leader; chieftain
Words With Same Tail Word    
钟头zhōngtóuhour
码头mǎtóudock; pier; wharf
回头huítóuto turn round; to turn one's head; later; by and by
口头kǒutóuoral; verbal
眉头méitóubrows
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