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For example (in Cantonese):

  1. 記住帶埋手套
  2. 走之前要閂埋房門
  3. 佢跟埋我哋一齊去

What character can be used as 埋 in Mandarin?

Thanks for any help.

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http://www.cantonese.sheik.co.uk/dictionary/characters/946/

/maai4 / jyutping

/mai2/ /man2/ pinyin

[1] [v] bury; cover up; lay sth underground

[2] [v] conceal; hide; lie low

[3] [粵] [v] finish up; close out; settle (an account)

[4] [粵] [v] move closer/nearer to; close in/up

[5] [粵] [adv] closer together; nearer to

[6] [粵] [adv] even; too; also; as well

  • In "記住帶手套", "" means "too"(see [6]) . In Mandarin, it is "". The sentence would become "記住帶手套"
  • in "走之前要閂房門" , "" means "close in/up"(see [4]). In Mandarin, it is "". The sentence would become "走之前要閂房門"
  • "佢跟我哋一齊去", "埋" means "as well" (see [6]). In Mandarin, it is "". The sentence would become "他跟我們一起去"

More examples:

When = finish up

  • Cantonese: 做啲功課先可以去玩。
  • Mandarin: 做那些功課才可以去玩。

When = closer together

  • Cantonese: 你兩個企啲。
  • Mandarin: 你們兩個站點。
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埋 doesn't correspond to a single character in mandarin, but is more generic.

  1. 带来
  2. 闩好
  3. (omit)

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