Water Head Of The Dragon


The iPhone/iPad app, Pleco, is one of our most powerful tools when it comes to learning Chinese characters and words.

Teacher: “水龙头。”

Dan: “Did you get that?”

Ami: “No.”

I thought, “Water, head of the dragon. I wonder if it means ‘faucet’.” Then I said, “I think she might mean ‘faucet’.”

I pulled out my phone with my trusty bilingual dictionary and wrote in the characters “水” (water), “龙” (dragon), “头” (head). Here’s what I saw.


My trusty, pocket sized, dictionary. It has nearly 80,000 entries.

Sure enough, if you directly translate the Chinese word for “faucet” you get “Water, Dragon, Head.” I don’t think I will ever forget the word for faucet. 🙂

By the way, another english word for faucet is “bibcock”.

Who knew?

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