Today’s word of the day is 头 (tóu) which means head. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 头 (tóu).
点头 (diǎn tóu) To nod
The first word is 点头 (diǎn tóu) which means ‘to nod’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 他点头向同学打招呼。(Tā diǎntóu xiàng tóngxué dǎzhāohu.) He nodded to greet his classmates.
带头 (dài tóu) To take the lead
Another word we can create with 头 (tóu) is 带头 (dài tóu). This means ‘to take the lead’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 带 means ‘to take’ and 头means head. A way of using it in a sentence is 今天在这里由我带头。(Jīntiān zài zhèlǐ yóu wǒ dàitóu.) Today, I will take the lead here. You may hear this phrase in Chinese dramas, when a new boss has joined a team.
头等 (tóu děng) First class
Finally, we can create the word 头等 (tóu děng) which is a noun that means ‘first class’. The 等here means grade, so it means the top grade. A way of using it in a sentence is 我想坐头等舱。(Wǒ xiǎng zuò tóuděng cāng.) I want to fly first class.