Did you see the sign on the door when you came in? This is a C++ forum.
First lesson: use simple, clear variable names. It appears that picking non-confusing variable names is not your strong suit at this point, so stick with single letters of the alphabet until you get the hang of it.
^^note cliEls versus liEls.
i'm trying to learn c++
C++ allows you to dynamically create arrays at runtime. Here is how it is done:
using namespace std;
cout<<"Enter the array size: ";
string* ptr = new string[s];
for(int i = 0; i < s; i++)
cout<<"Enter some text: ";
for(int j = 0; j< s; j++)
delete  ptr;