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tail / colloquial pr. [yi3 ba5]
HSK 5
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tail / remainder / remnant / extremity / sixth of the 28 constellations / classifier for fish
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horse's tail / pointed posterior section of a locust etc
ending / coda / to wind up
a year-end dinner for employees
Mawei district of Fuzhou city 福州市, Fujian
ponytail (hairstyle) / horse's tail / slender fibers like horse's tail (applies to various plants)
coda / epilogue / end
tail light (on vehicle)
Huwei town in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
end credits (of a movie etc) / ending (of a movie etc)
rattlesnake
nine-tailed fox (mythological creature)
to wind up / to bring to an end / to finish
from start to finish / from head to tail / the whole (thing)
cocktail (loanword)
(hairstyle) unplaited pigtails / twin ponytails / bunches
fishtail
to tail behind / to tag along / to follow on the heels of
Huwei town in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
suffix
remainder (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)
unfinished / incomplete
drifting (motorsport)
top of streets, bottom of alleys (idiom); everywhere in the city
Tianwei or Tienwei Township in Changhua County 彰化縣|彰化县, Taiwan
Owari or Owari-no-kuni, Japanese fiefdom during 11th-15th century, current Aichi prefecture around Nagoya
koala
wrinkles of the skin / crow's feet
Iricdaceae, the iris family
coccyx / tailbone
Shanwei prefecture level city in Guangdong
last page
Tianwei or Tienwei Township in Changhua County 彰化縣|彰化县, Taiwan
(coll.) lowest-ranking (student, participant etc) / to rank at the bottom of the list / to finish last
final sound of a syllable / rhyme (e.g. in European languages)
afraid of the head, terrified of the tail (idiom); ever fearful and nervous / afraid of the slightest thing
ponytail
exhaust (i.e. waste gas from engine) / emissions
lit. tiger's head, snake's tail (idiom); fig. a strong start but weak finish
balance (money remaining due)
to copulate (of animals) / to mate
wake (trailing behind a ship, airplane etc) / slipstream
lit. fox's tail (idiom); visible sign of evil intentions / to reveal one's evil nature / evidence that reveals the villain
end of the year
iris (family Iridaceae)
head and tail
appendicitis (medicine)
empennage (of an aircraft) / fletching (of an arrow) / fins (of a missile, rocket etc) / rear spoiler (of a car)
end of the month
swallow tail butterfly (family Papilionidae)
final period / the end (of a term) / the close
outer corner of the eye
appendix / vermiform appendix (anatomy)
back part / rear or tail section
to complete the last stage of work / to round off
to hide the head and show the tail (idiom); to give a partial account / half-truths
sage (Salvia officinalis)
hair ends
tail / end / small change / odd sum remaining after large round number
snake plant aka mother-in-law's tongue (Dracaena trifasciata)
the rear (tail) of a plane etc
to nod one's head and wag one's tail (idiom) / to be well pleased with oneself / to have a lighthearted air
(coll.) person who puts on an act: feigning ignorance, pretending to be solicitous, acting innocent etc
end / tip / extremity
rhyme
lit. to behave like a dog wagging its tail, seeking its master's affection (idiom) / fig. to fawn on sb / to bow and scrape / to grovel
acute appendicitis (medicine)
back of the line / last one in line
large tail obstructs action (idiom); bottom heavy / fig. rendered ineffective by subordinates
to dock / to trim (esp. the tail of an animal)
to tuck one's tail between one's legs / fig. to back down / in a humiliating situation
lit. to use a dog's tail as a substitute for sable fur (idiom) / fig. a worthless sequel to a masterpiece
endnote
pig's tail (meat)
suffix
back end of a ship / aft
tail or caudal fin
Gumi city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
mining waste / waste remaining after processing ore / tailings
Wei Sheng (legendary character who waited for his love under a bridge until he was drowned in the surging waters) / sb who keeps to their word no matter what
coccyx / tailbone
(bird species of China) greater racket-tailed drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)
fishplate (in railway engineering)
(phonology) coda, the part of a syllable that follows its vocalic nucleus (e.g. "u" in kòu or "n" in běn)
anchovy
(bird species of China) brown shrike (Lanius cristatus)
to be cocky
you're on your own (pun on 好自為之|好自为之)
Mawei district of Fuzhou city 福州市, Fujian
Matsuo (Japanese surname and place name)
to start but not finish (idiom); to fail to carry things through / lack of sticking power / short attention span
to tailgate / to hit the car in front as a result of tailgating
lit. rat's tail; fig. a follower of inferior stature
lit. a tortoise laughing at a soft-shelled turtle for having no tail (idiom) / fig. the pot calling the kettle black
(aviation) tailfin / vertical stabilizer
Puppis (constellation)
(bird species of China) fork-tailed sunbird (Aethopyga christinae)
suffix (in Japanese and Korean grammar)
swallow-tailed coat / tails
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