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In Cantonese, you often say "後尾" to mean "in the end."

What's the Mandarin equivalent of 後尾? Is it 最後?

  • I think 後尾 means 之後 (after); and "in the end." in Cantonese is "最後" – Tang Ho Nov 23 '17 at 7:06
  • 后尾 bkrs:后面,次序在后的部分。 如:「这主角开头表演得极为精彩,但到了后尾,却表现不佳。」 后面;末尾。at the end 在终点; 终了时; 最终,最后 后尾儿 后尾布局 后尾式 后尾式构型 后尾灯线束总成 后尾箱 后尾翼 ichacha:后尾灯 qf125-w-w; qf150-e-w; tail lamp 后尾儿 [口语] (最后的部分; 后边) behind; back; rear 后尾蚴 metacercaria 风雷后尾灯 qf125-u-w 后尾灯支架 strw 后尾式构型 dart configuration 后尾轴管 rear stern tube 后尾蚴 后尾轮支架 – user6065 Nov 23 '17 at 7:19
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广州话普通话 defines 後尾 as

表示時間或空間上居後

with two sample sentences

佢後尾卒之簽咗字

他最後終於還是簽字了

佢排隊排到最後尾。

他排隊排到最末尾。

广州话方言词典 starts of with pronunciation

hau6 mei5

and it has the first definition:

1 後來;最後

with one example sentence in Cantonese and Mandarin

佢後尾點樣ǜ?

他後來怎樣了?

and one Cantonese example:

後尾大家都同意。

definition two:

2 末尾;最後(指位置)

and one example sentence:

最後尾樖係李樹。

最末尾的那棵是李樹。

it also lists pronuncation:

hau1 mei1

and defines it as:

後來;最後;後面

with two sample sentences in Cantonese and Mandarin:

佢後尾點呀?

他後來怎麼樣了?

你高, 企後尾啦。

你高, 站在後面吧。

Depending on the context you could choose something like 最后、末尾、后来、后面.

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