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  Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Loy).  It means "come", "arrive". [hu lai] means "mess things up, create havoc"; [wai lai] means "external source"; [wei lai] means "in the future", "yet to come". A prominent personality in history: ZHOU Enlai , the first Premier of the People's Republic of China.

,   Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lye). It means "depend on", "rely on". 

,   Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lam).   [lan hua] refers to "orchid"; more commonly used for females. A prominent personality in history: MEI Lanfang [] (1894-1961), Peking opera legend, female impersonator, as traditionally only men performed at Peking operas.

,   Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lam).  It means "blue".

,    It means to "look over", "view".   [zhan lan] means "exhibit", "display".

   It means "bright", "clear". This is also a Chinese surname. [kai lang] means "without worry, positive,  carefree"; [qing lang] means "sunny, cloud-free".

  Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lau, Low, Lowe).  It means "labour", "work", "toil". This is also a Chinese surname. [gong lao] means "credit, contribution", [lao gong] means "labour", [qin lao] means "hard working"; more commonly  used for males.

  Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Lock, Lok). It means "happiness", "cheerful". [an le] means "peaceful and happy"; means "joy", "happiness", "exalting".

  Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Loi, Looi). This is also a Chinese surname. It means "thunder". [di lei] refers to "land mines".

  Depending on dialect, the word could be spelled as (Loi).   means "flower bud"; more commonly used for females.

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