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See also: Liao, liáo, liào, liāo, and liǎo

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Min Nan liáu

ParticleEdit

liao

  1. (Singapore, informal) Perfective aspect marker.

AnagramsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

liao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of liāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of liáo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of liǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of liào.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.