了 / CHANGE OF STATE

 

 
 
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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

Chinese growth got slower.
中国 发展 变 慢 了。
Zhōngguó fāzhǎn biàn màn le.
They don’t live here anymore. They moved (somewhere else).
她们 不 住 在 这里 了,他们 搬家 了。
Tāmen bù zhù zài zhèli le, tāmen bānjiā le.
She is already inside.
她 已经 在 里面 了。
Tā yǐjīng zài lǐmiàn le.
No wonder you don't remember.
怪不得 你 不 记得 了。
Guàibùdé nǐ bù jìdéliǎo.
I used to know it before, now I don't know it, it seems I've forgot.
以前 我 知道,现在 我 不 知道 了,我 好像 忘 了。
Yǐqián wǒ zhīdào, xiànzài wǒ bù zhīdào le, wǒ hǎoxiàng wàng le.
I don't want (it anymore), I'm not hungry (anymore).
我 不 要 了,我 不 饿 了。
Wǒ bù yào le, wǒ bù è le.
Shower is broken.
淋浴 设施 坏 了。
Línyù shèshī huài 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.