le 'completed'


Number of strokes: 2

Different tone

lè (music)

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Pronunciation

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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
赔了夫人又折兵 péi le fū rén yòu zhé bīng Hatching an evil plot that backfires spectacularly. The story is that Sun Quan in the Three Kingdoms period wanted to take territory from the Shu kingdom. He offered his sister's hand in marriage but secretly plotted to attack Liu Bei's troops at the ceremony. Master strategist Zhuge Liang saw through the trap and Liu Bei managed to marry Sun's sister as well as defeat Sun's troops.

Phrases

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

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