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Main
English Definitionhead; chief; first (occasion, thing etc); measure word for poems, songs, etc.
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Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinshǒu
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
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Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄕㄡˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sau2
Part of Speech(量) measure word
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首都shǒudūcapital (city)
首先shǒuxiānfirst (of all); in the first place
首席shǒuxíchief (representative, correspondent etc)
首长shǒuzhǎngsenior official
首领shǒulǐnghead; boss; chief
Words With Same Tail Word    
为首wéishǒuhead; be headed by
元首yuánshǒuhead of state
上首shàngshǒuseat of honor; first place
俯首fǔshǒuto bend one's head
匕首bǐshǒudagger
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