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点头
diǎn tóu



点头
to nod


Definitions

Chinese > English
点头diǎntóu
     1. v. to nod (one's head)
English > Chinese
nod
     1. 点头
     2. 打招呼
     3. 磕睡
     4. 不当心弄错
     5. 倾斜
     6. 摇摆
     7. 颐使权力
Components
diǎn
     1. dot; spot; speck
     2. place; point; spot
     3. point; aspect
     4. o'clock
     5. (mathematics) point
     6. (mathematics) decimal point
     7. drop
     8. (Chinese calligraphy) a dot stroke ((m, mul, ㇔))
     9. to choose; to select; to order (food)
           (zh-syn, 叫)
     10. to nod
     11. to click
     12. to light; to ignite
           點 香 - to burn incense
     13. a little; a bit; some
     14. =====Usage notes=====
     15. 點 is often used for o'clock, following the numbered hour: e.g. three o'clock is 三點. Normally 點鐘 would be used in the expression 1 o'clock or 2 o'clock, due to the similarities between 一點 (meaning: a b
     16. how to
           番茄ke4-2 應該 點 整? - How do I prepare tomatoes?
     17. how
           呢ni1個 點 算係 錯 呢? - How is this wrong?
     18. no matter what; regardless of the circumstances
           佢 點 都 會 用 筷子 食飯,真係 好 醜。 - He always uses chopsticks to eat. It's really shameful.
tóu
     1. (anatomy) head
           我 頭 不再 痛 了。 - My head doesn't hurt any more.
     2. hair
     3. top; tip; end
     4. chief; boss
     5. remnant; end
           我 有 兩 頭 豬。 - I have two pigs.
     6. first; leading
     7. (Diminutive suffix.)
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