Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Character a Day 了 part 8

大家早上好,Goodmorning everyone. In the previous 7 sessions of this character, we already learned its usage when it makes 'le' sound. In this video we are going to talk about its usage when it makes liǎo sound.

Several phrases and words are frequently used when this character sounds liǎo.

For example,

了解 (liǎojiě ) to know, to understand
怎么回事? 你了解吗? (zěnme huí shì , nǐ liǎojiě ma ? ) What happened? Do you know?

了如指掌(liǎo rú zhǐ zhǎng ) to know something like the back of one's hand (idiom)

tā zài zhè ge gōngsī gōngzuò le jǐshí nián , duì gōngsī de qíngkuàng liǎo rú zhǐ zhǎng

He has been working at the company for decades, and he knows everything.

了不起 (liǎo bu qǐ ) amazing, terrific, extraordinary
他是一位了不起的音乐家。 He is an extraordinary musician.
tā shì yí wèi liǎo bu qǐ de yīn yuè jiā

Maybe you've heard about The Great Gatsby, a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Several movies have been made since the book was published.
This movie is also well known in China as 了不起的盖茨比 liǎo bu qǐ de gài cí bǐ

Related posts:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

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