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English Definitiontail; colloquial pr. [yi3 ba5]
Simplified Script尾巴
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄨㄟˇ ㄅㄚ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)mei5baa1
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
wěitail; remainder; remnant; extremity; sixth of the 28 constellations; measure word for fish
to long for; to wish; to cling to; to stick to; something that sticks; close to; next to; spread open; informal abbr. for bus 巴士; bar (unit of pressure); nominalizing suffix on certain nouns, such as 尾巴, tail; Ba state during Zhou dynasty (in east of modern Sichuan); abbr. for east Sichuan or Chongqing; (Chinese surname); abbr. for Palestine or Palestinian; abbr. for Pakistan

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
尾声wěishēngcoda; epilogue; end
尾子wěizitail; end; small change; odd sum remaining after large round number
尾击wěijīattack from the rear
尾数wěishùremainder (after rounding a number); decimal part (of number after the decimal point); mantissa (i.e. fractional part of common logarithm in math.); small change; balance (of an account)
尾期wěiqīfinal period; the end (of a term); the close
Words With Same Tail Word    
哑巴yǎbamute; muted; a dumb person; to be dumb
嘴巴zuǐbamouth; slap in the face
敛巴liǎnba(dialect) to gather (something)
眨巴zhǎbato blink; to wink
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