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English Definitionto finish; to achieve; variant of ; to understand clearly
See alsoliào to watch from a height or distance; to survey; unofficial variant of (from traditional character )
le (modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)
liǎo (of eyes) bright; clear-sighted; to understand clearly (from traditional character )
Simplified Script
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄌㄧㄠˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)liu5
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
了不起liǎo bù qǐamazing; terrific; extraordinary
了了liǎoliǎoto realize clearly; to settle a matter; to get it over with
了事liǎoshìto dispose of a matter; to be done with it
了债liǎozhàito repay one's debt
了却liǎoquèto resolve; to settle
Words With Same Tail Word    
不得了bù déliǎodesperately serious; disastrous; extremely; exceedingly
得了déliǎo(emphatically, in rhetorical questions) possible
受不了shòu bùliǎounbearable; unable to endure; can't stand
大不了dà bùliǎoat worst; if worst comes to worst; serious; alarming
不了bùliǎounable to; without end
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