le 'completed'


Number of strokes 2

Different tone

lè (music)

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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

买了 mǎi le bought
他去那儿了 tā qù nà r le Where has he gone?
走了 zǒu le walked
喝了 hē le drunk

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It was during the Ming dynasty that China achieved many accomplishments: a vast fleet sailed the seas and made many dicoveries.; an encylopedia of the accumulated knowledge was distilled into 11,000 chapers; trade with America brought in new vegetables and cotton that were widely grown.
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