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Chinese Characters With Multiple Pronunciations

How to pronounce “了” in Chinese? “Le” may be your only answer. But did you know that “了” can also be pronounced “liǎo”? This is one of the Chinese characters that you learn as a beginner.

In Chinese, there are some characters that have multiple pronunciations. In this infographic, we present 6 of the most common ones. We list their pronunciations, their meanings, and also provide some examples.  


Simplified Chinese Version



Traditional Chinese Version

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  1. 行 = 银行 不行

    This is a very common character which has 2 sounds, possibly even in HSK 1 or 2

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