了 (le): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | March 21, 2018

了 (Chinese PinYin: [le]; traditional Chinese:了) may mean: (1) auxiliary. to indicate the completion of an action; (2) auxiliary. to indicate a change of situation or state; (3) auxiliary. to indicate a persuasion or request; (4) auxiliary. to express an exclamation. It is one of the most frequently used Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions such as 罢了 / 算了 (forget it), 除了 (except), 到了 (arrived), 得了 / 够了 (be enough), 完了 (be over), 为了 (for), 干了 (cheers; bottoms up), 好极了 (excellent), 好了疮疤忘了痛 (forget the pain after the wound is healed), 赔了夫人又折兵 (suffer a double loss).

1. How to pronounce 了?

Chinese Pinyin: [le]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 了

Synonyms: N/A

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 了

Fixed expression: 罢了 / 算了 (forget it), 除了 (except), 到了 (arrived), 得了 / 够了 (be enough), 完了 (be over), 为了 (for),

Collocation: 干了 (cheers; bottoms up), 好极了 (excellent),

Idioms: 好了疮疤忘了痛 (forget the pain after the wound is healed), 赔了夫人又折兵 (suffer a double loss),

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 了 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 了.

4.1 相信我,他经常犯错,只是你们不知道罢了。

Translation: Believe me, he often made mistakes, but you never know.

4.2 这只是时间的问题罢了。

Translation: It’s just a matter of time.

4.3 好了, 别说了.

Translation: That’s enough, stop here.

4.4 我到了

Translation: I have arrived.

4.5 为了好玩

Translation: Just for fun.

4.6 为了达到我们的目标,我们必须努力工作。

Translation: We have to word hard in order to achieve our goals.

4.7 电影已经完了。

Translation: The movie is over.

4.8 但你如果这么做,这段友谊很可能就会完了。

Translation: But if you do this, your friendship is over.

5. Stroke Order

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