我去了上海 / 她去上海了

rydell

Senior Member
Spanish
Hello,

Last year we finished the course studying the particle 了 and the teacher gave us this example 我去了上海,在那里认识了很多人。 Nevertheless, this year, the title of the first lesson was 她去上海了, so I don't have very clear the position of the particle 了 in the bold sentences.

Thank you very much.
 
  • Skatinginbc

    Senior Member
    Mandarin 國語
    我去了上海 ==> I went to Shanghai (and came back).
    她去上海了==> She has gone to Shanghai (and not returned yet).
     

    brofeelgood

    Senior Member
    English, 中文
    (上个月)她去了哪儿? - Where did she go (last month)? / Where has she been to (last month)?
    (上个月)她去了上海 - She went to Shanghai (last month). The action is complete, but there is no indication that she has returned.

    z.B. 她去了上海,还在那儿认识了她的真命天子 - She went to Shanghai, and (while she was there she) met her soul-mate.


    她到哪儿去了? - Where exactly has she gone to?
    她去上海(了) - She (has (already)) gone to Shanghai. The 了 underscores the act of going has concluded.
     
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