1. 了 is the 5th most frequent character.
  2. has 3 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 37 words.
  4. appears as a component in 6 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (N/A), (hook)
Graphical :
=> ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. le5 - (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)/(completed action marker)
  2. liao3 - to finish/to achieve/to understand
  3. liao3 - (of eyes) bright/clear-sighted/to understand clearly

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency


Medium Frequency

为了 (為了)

Appears In:

also appears in:
Decomposition Levels:
Level 1: Only divided once. So only two components.
Level 2: Radical Decomposition. The character gets decomposed into its lowest radical components. For the complete list visit the Radical wikipedia page.
Level 3: Graphical Decomposition. Shows all the strokes & lowest level of components that make up the character.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.