TAKOBOTO

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Readings
あたま
atama
かしら
kashira
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
headtête

hair (on one's head)
Meaning restricted to あたま
mind, brains, intellect

leader, chief, boss, captain
top, tip
beginning, start
Meaning restricted to あたま
head, person

Meaning restricted to かしら
top structural component of a kanjiголоваdas Haupt, Kopf

Kanji
ON: トウ, ズ, トKUN: あたま, かしら, -がしら, かぶり
head, counter for large animals

Example sentences
鹿は1頭だけで走っていた。Parts: 鹿 (しか), (とう), (だけ), 走る (はしる)The deer was running by itself.

私、ケンと付き合ってるの。彼って、カッコ良くて優しくて、頭もいいの。おまけに、独身よ!Parts: (わたし), 付き合う (つきあう), (かれ), って (て), 格好よい (かっこよい), 優しい (やさしい), (あたま), 良い (よい), お負けに (おまけに), 独身 (どくしん)I'm going with Ken. He is cool, gentle and smart. What's more, he is single!

使用人がしらは声を上げて「スミスご夫妻がおいでになりました」と告げた。Parts: 使用人 (しようにん), (がしら), (こえ), 上げる (あげる), (ご), 夫妻 (ふさい), お出でになる (おいでになる), 告げる (つげる)The butler announced Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

アリスは頭に花をさしています。Parts: (あたま), (はな), 刺す (さす)Alice has a flower on her head.
Alice has a flower in her hair.

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