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Word and Radical Components of 点头

The Chinese word 点头 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
点头 diǎntóu 1. v. to nod (one's head)

点头 ⇨ 点 + 头
Component Pinyin Meanings
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, )
10. to nod
11. to click
12. to light; to ignite
      - 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 ? - How do I prepare tomatoes?
17. how
     ni1 算係 ? - How is this wrong?
18. no matter what; regardless of the circumstances
      筷子 食飯真係 。 - He always uses chopsticks to eat. It's really shameful.
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.)

点 ⇨ 占 + 灬
Component Pinyin Meanings
zhàn 1. divine, foretell
zhàn 2. occupy by force, usurp
3. observe
4. possess
5. versify
6. (Cantonese) jam (type of fruit preserve)
huǒ 1. fire; flame
2. fire (as a disaster); inferno
3. red; fiery; bright; brilliant
4. to burn down
5. light; torch
6. anger; rage; wrath
7. to become enraged
8. angry; furious
9. (TCM) internal heat
10. firearm; ammunition; weapon
11. war; warfare
12. thriving; brisk
13. urgent; pressing
14. (neologism) to become popular; to go viral
15. Short for 火星 (Mars)

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)

占 ⇨ 卜
Component Pinyin Meanings
bó, bo 1. divination
2. radish
3. to desire, want, long for
4. fortune telling
5. n. (now literary) radish
6. intend
7. prophecy
8. wish, desire
9. a surname
10. to wish, to desire, to want
11. v. (lb, cmn, literary) to divine
      。 - If a workman wishes to do a good job, he must first sharpen his tools., ref=Duke Ling of Wei, Analects of Confucius (《論語·衛靈公》)
      閣下 電郵 聯絡 政府 資訊 中心 透過 網頁:XYZ 傳送 問題。 - Please send your enquiries and suggestions to the Public Information Centre by email via the homepage: XYZ.
12. about to
13. (Hokkien, Min Dong) to want
      圖書館 ? - Do you want to go to the library with me?, MN
14. (Hokkien, Min Dong) about to
      落雨 著着 出去 收衫。 - It's about to rain! Let's go out to bring in the laundry., MN, tr=Beh lo̍h-hō͘--ah, lán tio̍h chhut-khì siu-saⁿ.
15. (Hokkien) if
      較早 。 - If I were you, I would've slept earlier., MN