shǒu
char./m. beginning; the first; initially; highest; measure word for songs and poems
Other meanings
[shǒu]   char. head; chief, leader; come forward (to confess a crime)
[shǒu]   radical. leader
    leader
 n/a 
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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zhè shǒu gē xuán lǜ yōu měi
phr. This song has a beautiful tune.
shǒu dū
n. capital city
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yì jiǔ yī bā nián , lǔ xùn shǒu cì yòng zhè gè bǐ míng chū bǎn le tā de dì yī piān xiǎo shuō .
phr. In 1918, Lu Xun used this pen name for the first time and published his first short story.
shǒu chuàng
v. originate, pioneer
shǒu pī
phr. first batch
shǒu lì
n. first case, first instance
shǒu xí cè lüè shī
phr. chief strategist
suì shǒu
n. beginning of a new year