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How to Use 了: Action Complete
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ID: QW0433 Elementary
Today we attempt to tackle the often asked question on how to use the seemingly simple character, 了(le). 了 (le) has many uses but in this first video we look at the "Action Complete 了”. Tune in next week for the next episode. Check out Chinese Grammar Wiki for even more examples.
Tue Feb 07 2017 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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le ：biǎoshì “dòngzuò wánchéng ”。
le: indicates action complete
Zhōngwén bùshì “shítài “yǔyán ，Zhōngwén de dòngcí běnshēn bù gǎibiàn ，zhī yòng zhù cí lái biǎoshì dòngzuò “hái méi fāshēng ”、“zhèngzài fāshēng ”huòshì “yǐjīng jiéshù ”。
Chinese is not a tense based language, the verbs in Chinese do not change. Instead, we have particles that help indicate whether an action has occurred, is occurring or has completed.
wǒ xià le bān jiù qù zhǎo nǐ 。
Once I finish work, i'll come see you.
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