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The Glorious了(le): Part 1
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ID: QW0221 Intermediate
Back by popular demand, the Qing Wen team has decided once again to delve into the mysteries of 了(le), the particle that you love to hate. Tune in to find out how to use 了 to express a completed action or to express change. We will have more QW's in the future featuring this fascinating character, but if you're still looking for a fix after listening to this lesson, check out ChinesePod's classic lesson on 了 (le): Something's About to Happen!
Sat Oct 08 2011 | Connie, Jenny, Greg
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le yī shì yī ge dòngtài zhùcí 。
"Le" number one is an aspectual particle.
biǎoshì dòngzuò de zhuàngtài 。zhè ge “le ”shì biǎoshì dòngzuò de wánchéng 。
It expresses the state of an action. This "le" expresses an action's state of completion.
wǒ mǎi le yī jiàn yīfu 。
I bought an article of clothing.
wǒ chī le yī ge píngguǒ 。
I ate an apple.
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