le 'completed'


Number of strokes: 2

Different tone

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 了
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Proverbs

蜡烛照亮别人,却毁灭了自己 là zhú zhào liàng bié rén, què huǐ miè le zì jǐ Helping others at the cost of not looking after yourself
我看见我忘记,我听见我记住,我做我了解 wǒ kàn jiàn wǒ wàng jì, wǒ tīng jiàn wǒ jì zhù, wǒ zuò wǒ liǎo jiě You learn only by trying it, not by just observing or talking about it
眼泪救不了火 yǎn lèi jiù bù liǎo huǒ Decisive action is needed in a crisis not regrets
远水救不了近火 yuǎn shuǐ jiǔ bù liaǒ huǒ There is no point in waiting for far off help. Get to it and solve the problem now

Phrases

mǎi le Bought
tā qù nà r le Where has he gone?
zǒu le Walked
hē le Drunk

The Romans and China

Trading contacts between Han China and the Roman world were extensive. At this time much of the trade took the overland Silk Route through Central Asia. In the Han dynasty the Romans were known as the Great Qin (Da Qin 大秦 named after the western Qin people who had unified China in the Qin dynasty. Silk was one of the main exports from China.
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