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Generally speaking, 了 following a verb indicates completion, while 了 at the end of a sentence or phrase indicates a change in state (and sometimes other things, 了 is very complicated). A common use of this final 了 is to draw the attention of the listener to the fact that something is now the case (that wasn't previously). In this case 我饿了 is saying: "I'm ...
了 has a lot ussages, one of which is to indicate the completion of an action or of a status change. Examples (indicating the completion of an action): 作业写完了 话说完了 他来了 他结婚了 演出结束了 我们毕业了 etc. Examples (indicating the completion of a status change): 天亮了 (status of sky changing from dark to bright is completed) 头发白了 (status of hair chaning from ...
It means a status that has just arrived and this status will last. 我饿了， 我懂了， 我知道了。 Example 1: 妈妈:"你要好好读书！" 儿子:"我知道！" Mom:" You have to study hard!" Son：" I knew it!( I already knew it, stop nagging!)" Example 2: 妈妈:"你要好好读书！" 儿子:"我知道了" Mom:" You have to study hard!" Son：" I get it.( I know it now and I'll try .)"
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