tóu
num./adj. first (used before a numeral); previous, last (used before or )
Other meanings
[tóu]   n. head; hair, hair style; chief, leader
[tóu]   m. measure word for large animals (like pig, cow, sheep, elephant etc.); for garlic or onion
[tóu]   n. end, top (of sth); beginning or end; remnant; side, aspect
    big (for )
    page (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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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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tóu hào
n. first rate, top rank, number one
tóu yí gè
phr. the first one
tóu nián
n. first year; last year
tóu shēng
adj./n./v. firstborn; firstborn child; (of a woman) to give birth for the first time