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le

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le Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
le | le5
English translation
(modal particle intensifying preceding clause)
(completed action marker)
clear; to finish; particle of completed action
Pīnyīn Pronunciation
liǎo | liao3
English translation
to finish
to achieve
to understand
(of eyes) bright
clear-sighted
to understand clearly
clear; to finish; particle of completed action

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About le

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Number of strokes

2

Traditional form

le

Contains the radical

jué

Part of speech

Temporal particle " le " / 时态助词了Shí tài zhùcíle

Learning hint

A child swaddled in blanklets; compare 

Etymology of le

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Type

pictographic

Positional decomposition

乛亅

Explanation

Pictograph of a young child, similar to but without arms. Relation to meaning uncertain. Sometimes explained as a derivation from by cutting off the arms, depicting something being cut short or finished.

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Example sentences using le

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对于 duìyú zhè zhǒng xiǎo de 车子 chē zi 来说, zhè 刹车 shāchē yāo suàn hěn hǎo le .

For a car of this size the lock is excellent.

蛋糕 dàngāo 应该 yīnggāi shì hǎo de —— yòng le zuì 好的配料 pèi liào .

The cake ought to be good — I used the best ingredients.

准备 zhǔnbèi hǎo 反驳 fǎnbó 辩护人 biàn hù rén 提出 tí chū de 问题 wèntí le ?

Are you ready to plead against the case offered by the defendant?

hěn hǎo , jiāng wèi 作家 zuòjiā de 风格 fēnggé 确切 quèqiè de 刻画 kè huà chū lái le .

Good, you have exactly hit off the writer's style.

肉食 ròu shí 已经 yǐjīng hǎo le ,蔬菜 shūcài Huán wèi zuò hǎo .

The meat's ready but the vegetables still are not done.

Words with le

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
le (completed action marker) le
为了 wèile in order to為了
了解 liǎojiě to understand了解 liǎojiě
到了 dào liǎo at last到了 dào liǎo
除了 chúle besides除了 chúle
不了 bù le unable to不了 bù le
极了 jí le extremely極了
完了 wán le to be finished完了 wán le
得了 dé le all right!得了 dé le
罢了 bà le a modal particle indicating (that's all, only, nothing much)罷了
受不了 shòubùliǎo unbearable受不了 shòubùliǎo
算了 suàn le let it be算了 suàn le
了不起 liǎobuqǐ amazing了不起 liǎobuqǐ
坏了 huài le shoot!壞了
大不了 dàbùliǎo at worst大不了 dàbùliǎo
不得了 bùdéliǎo disastrous不得了 bùdéliǎo
了结 liǎo jié to settle了結
不行了 bù xíng le dying不行了 bù xíng le
明了 míng liǎo plain明了 míng liǎo
说了算 shuō le suàn to have the final say說了算
对了 duì le Correct!對了
少不了 shǎo bu liǎo cannot do without少不了 shǎo bu liǎo
没完没了 méi wán méi liǎo without end沒完沒了
了得 liǎo de exceptional了得 liǎo de
了事 liǎo shì to dispose of a matter了事 liǎo shì

le Decomposition & Compounds

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le Decomposition

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le Compounds

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  • le
    • hēng
      • hēng , pēng , tíng , hēng , , , ,
    • liáo , Liáo , liǎo , , , ,
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