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Making Sense of Grammar
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zuìhòu最后 and zhōngyú both means ‘finally’, but zuìhòu最后 emphasizes the last part of the process while zhōngyú终于 means the consequence appears after a long process, and the consequence is frequently what the speaker expect. For example,

1)首先,    其次,最后

shǒuxiān,qícì,zuìhòu

First     Then  At last

2)我终于成功了

Wǒ   zhōngyú   chénggōngle

I         finally         succeed

‘I finally succeed.’
answered Nov 25, 2020 by Mickey (7,360 points)

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