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The Chinese word le - 勒 - lè
(to rein in in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced lēi. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

to rein in, to force, to strangle,
to compel

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 勒 ( lè ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( le / lè ) with pronunciation (English translation: to rein in )
The traditional Chinese characters of are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 勒 ( le / lè ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).


 – English translation: To rein in the horse at the edge of the precipice (proverb)

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to compel  |  to extort
Chinese example words containing the character 勒 ( le / lè )
巴勒莫 ( Bālèmò = Palermo ), 巴勒斯坦 ( Bālèsītăn = Palestinian National Authority ), 比勒陀利亚 ( Bílètuólìyà = Pretoria ), 布加勒斯特 ( Bùjiālèsītè = Bucharest ),
Other characters that are pronounced lè in Chinese
More words that mean to force in Chinese
( 逼 ), xié ( 胁 )

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