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liao

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On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
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See also liāo, liáo, liǎo, and liào

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Pinyin syllable

liao

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, liāo, liáo, liǎo, or liào.

Usage notes

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

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