Meaning and pronunciation of 了

Simplified/traditional character

Definition

le

(completed action marker)
  • (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)

HSK levels

Components

  • (ya): second, hand
  • (jué): hook

Sentences examples with 了

  • 我读了八本书。
    Wǒ dúle bā běn shū.
  • 对不起,我不爱你了,我就爱她!
    Duìbùqǐ, wǒ bù ài nǐle, wǒ jiù ài tā!
  • 昨天我看电视了。
    Zuótiān wǒ kàn diànshìle.
  • 昨天上午商店开了。
    Zuótiān shàngwǔ shāngdiàn kāile.
  • 妈妈买了九个水果。
    Māmā mǎile jiǔ gè shuǐguǒ.

Words containing 了, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • (le): (completed action marker); (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)

HSK 3 vocabulary list

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list