Taxonomy of meanings for 了:

  • 了 liǎo (OC: reewʔ MC: leu) 盧鳥切 上 廣韻:【慧也訖也盧鳥切十四 】
    • AWARE
      • vtoNinchoativepost-Han
    • COMPLETE
      • vadVBAOPUZI: completely
      • vtoNpassivebe completed, be 'wrapped up'; be settled completely
    • CONFUSED
      • viCC: emotionally confused 心煩意了
    • END
      • vadNending, final
      • vadVin the end, finally
      • vpostadVto the end
      • vpostS1.adS2temporalThis is a rather grammaticalized usage of 了 marking the temporal anteriority of S1 to S2: after S1, S2
      • vtoNfinish
    • UNDERSTAND
      • vtoNhave become aware of > understand, comprehend
      • vtoNstativeunderstand SSXY: 心了其故 "understand the reason in one's mind"
      • vtoSunderstand that
    • DECIDE
      • INTELLIGENT
        • CLEAR
          • ABLE
            • INTENSELY
              • FINAL PARTICLES