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Meaning of 了

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(Trad.: 瞭)

Total strokes: 2; Radical: ; Structure: 乛 + 亅

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  • Pinyin: le
    English Definition: (modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)
    Example Words:
    算了 [ suàn le ]: let it be; let it pass; forget about it
    为了 [ wèi le ]: in order to; for the purpose of; so as to
    除了 [ chú le ]: besides; apart from (... also...); in addition to; except (for)
    得了 [ le ]: all right!; that's enough!
    完了 [ wán le ]: to be finished; to be done for; ruined; gone to the dogs; oh no
  • Pinyin: liǎo
    English Definition: to finish; to achieve; variant of ; to understand clearly; (of eyes) bright; clear-sighted; to understand clearly
    Example Words:
    一目了然 [ liǎo rán ]: obvious at a glance (idiom)
    大不了 [ liǎo ]: at worst; if worst comes to worst; serious; alarming
    了不起 [ liǎo bu ]: amazing; terrific; extraordinary
    不得了 [ liǎo ]: desperately serious; disastrous; extremely; exceedingly
    受不了 [ shòu liǎo ]: unbearable; unable to endure; can't stand
  • Pinyin: liào
    English Definition: unofficial variant of [liao4]
    Example Words:
    了望台 [ liào wàng tái ]: observation platform