了 / CHANGE OF STATE

 

 
 
_THIS IS A TESTING BETA VERSION OF THE SITE_
 

To indicate that the situation has changed, is changing or is about to change, we simply put  /le/ at the very end of a sentence

CAREFUL:  /le/ placed right behind the verb indicates FINISHED ACTION

 

EXAMPLES

Where did they move to?
他们 搬 到 哪里 去 了?
Tāmen bān dào nǎli qù le?
It is too expensive. I don't want (it).
太 贵 了,我 不 要 了。
Tài guìle, wǒ bù yào le.
She is already inside.
她 已经 在 里面 了。
Tā yǐjīng zài lǐmiàn le.
I’ve already finished reading this book.
我 已经 把 这 本 书 看 完 了。
Wǒ yǐjīng bǎ zhè běn shū kàn wánle.
I’ve already finished reading this book, now I can give it back to you. Thanks for borrowing it to me!
我 已经 把 这 本 书 看 完 了,现在 可以 还 给 你,谢谢 借 给 我。
Wǒ yǐjīng bǎ zhè běn shū kàn wánle, xiànzài kěyǐ huán gěi nǐ, xièxiè jiè gěi wǒ.
I don’t want (it anymore). I’ve already drunk a lot of beer.
我 不 要 了。我 已经 喝 了 很多 啤酒。
Wǒ bù yào le. Wǒ yǐjīng hē le hěnduō píjiǔ.
It's late, it seems he won't come.
很 晚 了,他 好像 不 要 来 了。
Hěn wǎn le, tā hǎoxiàng bùyào lái le.
He arrived.
他 到 了。
<Tā dào le.>