D. Leat the end of a sentence with a verb predicate in which an optative verb or modal verb occurs before the verb.

 

D 1.1   huì kāi chē le. 

  他会开车了。

            Now he is able to drive a car.

This sentence implies that ‘he’ did not know how to drive. Compare it with the following sentence which does not have the change-of-state le.

 

D 1.2   huì kāi chē. 

  他会开车。

            He is able to drive a car.

This sentence simply states the fact that ‘he’ can drive. It does not imply any change.

 

D 2.1   xǐhuan xué Hànzì le. 

  我喜欢学汉字了。

            I have taken a liking to studying Chinese characters.

This sentence implies that ‘I’ did not like to study characters previously. Compare it with the following sentence which does not have the change-of-state le.

 

D 2.2   xǐhuan xué Hànzì. 

  我喜欢学汉字。

            I like studying Chinese characters.

This sentence simply states the fact that ‘I’ like to study Chinese characters.