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ㄌㄜ ˙



了 is a 2 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as le in the fifth tone, however it can also be pronounced as liǎo, or liào.

In traditional Chinese the character may be used.

  • ㄌㄜ ˙



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by BobWebb

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let it be in the past
by Casper07x

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LEt it be 了insh-ed, throw it in the past...
by JoYousOjOe

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We found 3 pronunciations for 了


Definitions for 了 pronounced as le

  • (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)
  • (completed action marker)

Definitions for 了 pronounced as liǎo

  • to finish
  • to achieve
  • variant of 瞭|了[liao3]
  • to understand clearly
  • (of eyes) bright
  • clear-sighted
  • to understand clearly

Definitions for 了 pronounced as liào

  • unofficial variant of 瞭[liao4]


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VCE Chinese SL

by WillBaum 505 characters


by Scb 62 characters

读写 - L5 - Li Ming's Weekend

by Alex 86 characters

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