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The Chinese word la - 拉 - lā
(to pull in Chinese)

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English translations

to pull, to lengthen

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Chinese characters  ( la / lā ) with pronunciation (English translation: to pull )
The traditional Chinese characters of are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

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拉 ( la / lā ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 469)
Chinese example words containing the character 拉 ( la / lā )
阿巴拉契亚山脉 ( Ābālāqìyà shānmài = Appalachians ), 阿拉伯半岛 ( Ālābó Bàndăo = Arabia ), 阿拉伯联合酋长国 ( Ālābó liánhé qiúzhăngguó = United Arab Emirates ), 阿拉木图 ( Ālāmùtú = Almaty ),
Other characters that are pronounced lā in Chinese
More words that mean to pull in Chinese
bān ( 扳 ), tuō ( 拖 ), wăn ( 挽 ), yĭn ( 引 )
More words that mean to lengthen in Chinese
yáncháng ( 延长 )

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