「頭」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: tau4
Part of Speech: noun
Explanation:
  • head (measure word: 個)
    (Cant.) tau4nou5
    (Eng.) brain
    (Cant.) jan4tau4
    (Eng.) human's head
    (Cant.) 大頭 (daai6 tau4/daai6 tau2)
    (Eng.) big head

  • hairstyle; hair
    (Cant.) lyun1mou1tau4
    (Eng.) curled-hair
    (Cant.) ngo5go3tau4hou2m4hou2tai2aa3
    (Eng.) Is my hairstyle nice?

  • area; location
    (Cant.) ngo5go2tau4
    (Eng.) my area
    (Cant.) 地頭dei6 tau4
    (Eng.) area that one is familiar with; territory
    (Cant.) 嗰頭go2 tau4
    (Eng.) over there
    (Cant.) ngo5go2tau4mou5tou4syu1gun2
    (Eng.) There are no libraries in my area.

  • end; side
    (Cant.) 針冇兩頭利zam1 mou5 loeng5 tau4 lei6
    (Eng.) One cannot have it both ways. (Literally: No pin is sharp on both ends.)

  • a unit of length about the height of a human head
    (Cant.) NBAen1 bi1 ei1kau4sing1haan4haan2dei2gou1ngo5jat1go3tau4
    (Eng.) NBA players are generally a head taller than me.

See also: 酸薑蕎 頭頭 話事人 中心語 頭毛 毛髮 毛 地方 區域 範圍 境 定位 窟 路畸唇 所在地
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「頭」

Entry #2
Pronunciation: tau4
Part of Speech: quantifier
Explanation:
  • quantifier for families
    (Cant.) caang3hei2jat1tau4gaa1
    (Eng.) to support one's own family

  • quantifier for 「親事」 (marriage)
    (Cant.) ngo5faan2deoi3ni1tau4can1si6
    (Eng.) I disapprove this marriage proposal.

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「頭」

Entry #3
Pronunciation: tau2 tau4
Part of Speech: morpheme
Explanation:
leader; chief; boss
(Cant.) 事頭si6 tau2
(Eng.) boss
(Cant.) 事頭婆si6 tau4 po4
(Eng.) female boss
(Cant.) ngo5阿頭aa3 tau2bei2ngo5fong3daai6gaa2
(Eng.) My boss let me take a long break.
See also: 頭頭 霸主 首領 領袖 正 元 老總 中心 上面 阿head 老細
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「頭」

Entry #4
Pronunciation: tau2
Part of Speech: quantifier
Explanation:
piece per catty, unit for describing size of some seafood, such as abalone and fish maw
(Cant.) jat1tau2baau1
(Eng.) An abalone weighted one catty
(Cant.) 110jat1 baak3 jat1 sap6tau2wong4faa1gaau1
(Eng.) Dried fish maw weighted around 1/110 catty per piece
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「頭」

Entry #5
Pronunciation: tau4
Part of Speech: adjective
Explanation:
first; number one; top
(Cant.) tau4sap6ming4
(Eng.) top ten (people)
(Cant.) ngo5faan1dou3lai4tau4go2gei2jat6hou2m4gwaan3
(Eng.) For the first few days after my return, I was not used to the environment.
See also: 初戀 第一 優先 頂端 top 頭號 上衣
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