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Word and Radical Components of 头发

The Chinese word 头发 is analysed below into its constituent words and the words into radicals. By seeing the breakdown of the word in this way you can more easily learn and recognise the word.

Component Pinyin Meanings
头发 tóu髮 1. n. hair (on the head)
2. usage. For hair on other parts of the body, use毛 instead.

头发 ⇨ 头 + 发
Component Pinyin Meanings
tóu 1. (anatomy) head
      不再 。 - My head doesn't hurt any more.
2. hair
3. top; tip; end
4. chief; boss
5. remnant; end
      。 - I have two pigs.
6. first; leading
7. (Diminutive suffix.)
1. hair
2. to issue
     頭髮fa - hair
     發電 - to generate electricity; to send a telegram
     發佈 - to release
3. to distribute
4. to depart
5. to become; to get into a certain state; to develop; to manifest
     發燒 - to have a fever
     發狂 - to go mad
6. to become wealthy

头 ⇨ ⺀ + 大
Component Pinyin Meanings
tài 1. too; so (modifying adjectives; often used with了 at the end of the sentence for emphasis)
2. big; large; huge
      ! - It's so hot!
3. big; great; deep
      。 - Don't eat too much pie.
4. main; major
5. (usually in negative sentences) very; quite
6. loud; heavy
      舒服。 - He's not very well.
7. mature; grown up
8. most; utmost
9. greatly; very much
10. highest; greatest
11. (dialectal) father
12. senior; noble
13. (dialectal) father's elder or younger brother
14. wife; Miss; Mrs
15. Used only in the abbreviation of the name.
     太太tai - wife
     Běi Dà - Peking University
dài, dà 16. Only used in 大夫 (doctor)
17. Only used in 大城 (Daicheng, Hebei)
18. Only used in 大王 ((in operas, old novels) king; ringleader)