v. (used in conjunction with de5 or bu4, after a verb) can
Other meanings
[liǎo]   v. understand, know clearly
[le]   par. used after a verb or an adj to indicate the completion of an action, or the end of a sentence for a change of situation
[liǎo]   v./adv. to end, to conclude; (lit.) (not...) at all
    hook (for )
    the second Celestial stem (for )
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
shǎo bù liǎo
phr. cannot do without, be unavoidable, be bound to be many