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yáo tóu
v. shake one's head
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Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

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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yáo tóu bái wěi
v. shake the head and wag the tail (assume an air of complacency)
zhí yáo tóu
phr. shake head continuously
yáo tóu huàng nǎo
idiom. to show content by wagging one's head
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gù kè yáo yáo tóu shuō , wǒ shì shàng hǎi rén wó xǐ huan chī tián de .
phr. The customer shook his/her head and said: "I am from Shanghai. I like to eat sweet food."