- KangXi: not present, would follow page 196, character 26
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3882
- Dae Jaweon: page 418, character 17
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 636, character 5
- Unihan data for U+5566
啦 (Jyutping laa1, Yale la1)
- Placed at the end of a sentence in imperatives making it sound more like a request than an order. Also written 喇.
- lei4 hoi1
- lei4 hoi1 laa1
- Leave (please)!
- The first sentence is very impersonal and straight forward, whilst the second has been softened down by the particle 啦.
- The particle 啦 is the Cantonese replacement for the Mandarin particle 吧.
- The usage of this particle is usually spoken, but its written form can be used in some informal writing. With more formal settings of writing, the Mandarin particle 吧 (baa6) is used instead.
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