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 zhǔ rèn director / head / CL:個|个[ge4]
 jiā zhǎng head of a household / family head / patriarch / parent or guardian of a child
 zǒu xiàng direction / strike (i.e. angle of inclination in geology) / inclination / trend / to move towards / to head for
 yī shēn whole body / from head to toe / single person / a suit of clothes
 huí tóu to turn round / to turn one's head / later / by and by
 nǎo dài head / skull / brains / mental capability / CL:顆|颗[ke1],個|个[ge4]
 yáo tóu to shake one's head
 tái tóu to raise one's head / to gain ground / account name, or space for writing the name on checks, bills etc
 bù zhǎng head of a (government etc) department / section chief / section head / secretary / minister / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4],名[ming2]
 yī tóu one head / a head full of sth / one end (of a stick) / one side / headlong / directly / rapidly / simultaneously
 hún shēn all over / from head to foot
 zǒng jú head office / general office / central office
 dī tóu to bow the head / to yield / to give in
 yuàn zhǎng chair of board / president (of a university etc) / department head / dean / CL:個|个[ge4]
 zǒng gōng sī parent company / head office
 fù zhǔ rèn deputy director / assistant head
 mò míng qí miào unfathomable mystery (idiom) / subtle and ineffable / unable to make head or tail of it / boring (e.g. movie)
 zǒng jiān head / director (of an organizational unit) / (police) commissioner / inspector-general / rank of local governor in Tang dynasty administration
 tóu dǐng top of the head
 zhuǎn tóu to turn one's head / to change direction / U-turn / volte face / to repent
 tóu bù head
 shuài lǐng to lead / to command / to head
 shǒu shì jewelry / head ornament
 wéi shǒu head / be headed by
 tuán zhǎng regimental command / head of a delegation
 guò tóu to overdo it / to overstep the limit / excessively / above one's head / overhead
 shǒu lǐng head / boss / chief
 suǒ zhǎng head of an institute etc
 chù zhǎng department head / section chief
 yáng qǐ to raise one's head / to perk up
 nǎo jīn brains / mind / head / way of thinking
 běn bù headquarters / head office
 jīn xīng gold star / stars (that one sees from blow to the head etc)
 rén tóu person / number of people / (per) capita / (a person's) head / (Tw) person whose identity is used by sb else (e.g. to create a bogus account)
 zhū tóu pig head / (coll.) fool / jerk
 Jiǎng Jiè shí Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975), military leader, head of the Nationalist government in China 1928-1949 and the government in exile on Taiwan 1950-1975
 zhèng shì to face squarely / to meet head on / to face up to
 shǒu nǎo head (of state) / summit (meeting) / leader
 niǔ tóu to turn one's head / to turn around
 cūn zhǎng village chief / village head
 guāng tóu shaven head / bald head / to go bareheaded / hatless
 tóu lú head / skull
 kuáng xiào to howl with laughter / to laugh one's head off
 tàn tóu to extend one's head (out or into) / a probe / detector / search unit
 nǎo hòu the back of the head / (fig.) the back of one's mind
 rè liàn to fall head over heels in love / to be passionately in love
 shàng tóu (of alcohol) to go to one's head / (old) (of a bride-to-be) to bind one's hair into a bun / (of a prostitute) to receive a patron for the first time
 xiàn zhǎng county's head commissioner
 mái tóu to immerse oneself in / engrossed in sth / to lower the head (e.g. to avoid rain) / countersunk (of screws, rivets etc)
 diào tóu to turn one's head / to turn round / to turn about
 qián tou in front / at the head / ahead / above
 yuán shǒu head of state
 yǎng tóu to raise one's head
 tīng zhǎng head of provincial PRC government department
 wěi yuán zhǎng head of a committee
 tóu hūn dizzy / giddy / one's head spins
 xuàn yūn vertigo / dizziness / fainting / feeling of swaying, head spinning, lack of balance or floating (e.g. from a stroke)
 hàn shǒu to nod one's head
 tóu dà to have a big head / (fig.) to get a headache / one's head is swimming
 jīng huāng shī cuò to lose one's head out of fear (idiom)
 guī tóu head of a turtle / glans penis
 chuí tóu sàng qì hanging one's head dispiritedly (idiom) / dejected / crestfallen
 niú tóu ox head / ox-head shaped wine vessel
 tóu jīn cloth head covering worn by men in ancient times / headscarf (typically worn by women) / kerchief / turban
 bái tóu hoary head / old age
 tóu lǐng head person / leader
 zōng zhǔ head of a clan / natural leader / person of prestige and authority in a domain / suzerain
 tóu tóu head / chief
 yú tóu fish head / fig. upright and unwilling to compromise
 zhī xiàn county head magistrate (old)
 áng shǒu head high / in high spirits / to raise one's head (e.g. of neighing horse)
 yī zhēn jiàn xiě lit. to draw blood on the first prick (idiom) / fig. to hit the nail on the head
 yè shǒu the head of a page / page heading
 mǎ tóu horse's head / same as 碼頭|码头[ma3 tou2], pier
 shuǎi tóu to fling back one's head
 fǔ shǒu to bend one's head
 qiáo shǒu to raise one's head and look around (esp. at the state of the nation)
 tóu shì head ornament
 hòu nǎo sháo back of the head
 lǐng bān supervisor / foreman / head waiter or waitress
 lóu tī kǒu head of a flight of stairs
 cái zhǎng treasurer / head of finances / minister of finance
 fān tiān fù dì sky and the earth turning upside down (idiom) / fig. complete confusion / everything turned on its head
 tiān fān dì fù sky and the earth turning upside down (idiom) / fig. complete confusion / everything turned on its head
 dào zhuǎn to make an about-turn / to reverse one's direction, policy, sequence etc / to turn things on their head
 hòu nǎo hindbrain / back of the head
 cí tóu magnetic head (of a tape recorder etc)
 jiāo tóu làn é lit. badly burned about the head (from trying to put out a fire) (idiom) / fig. hard-pressed / under pressure (from a heavy workload, creditors etc)
 bào tóu to put one's hands behind one's head, fingers interlaced / to hold one's head in one's hands (in dismay, fright etc) / to cover one's head with one's hands (for protection)
 Fó guāng Buddha's teachings / aura (around the head of Buddha)
 shǒu wěi head and tail
 kōng kōng rú yě as empty as anything (idiom) / completely bereft / to have nothing / vacuous / hollow / empty (argument, head etc)
 dào lì a handstand / to turn upside down / to stand on one's head / upside down
 tóu pò xuè liú lit. head broken and blood flowing / fig. badly bruised
 gǎi tóu huàn miàn to adjust one's head and turn one's face (idiom) / cosmetic changes / Despite superficially new policies, the substance remains unchanged.
 shǒu jí severed head
 hù zhǔ head of the household
 tū dǐng bald head
 tiān xuán dì zhuàn the sky spins, the earth goes round (idiom) / giddy with one's head spinning / fig. huge changes in the world
 zhù chí to administer a monastery Buddhist or Daoist / abbot / head monk

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