more '了‘ connundrums

February 24, 2010, 03:24 PM posted in I Have a Question

I know that you don't normally use ‘了’ in describing things that you do every day. But what about if you want to emphasise the completion of a given action?

For example if you want to say 'Every day, when I have shaved and brushed my teeth, I do a couple of Yoga postures.'? If you say: 每天,刮脸,刷呀的时候,我联系几个瑜伽中的作动‘。Doesn't that make it sound like you shave while doing the downward dog?

In that situation could you say, ‘每天,刮了脸,刷了呀,我。。。等等。’ That way you emphasises that the two actions (shaving and brushing your teeth) are completed before the third starts?

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February 24, 2010, 06:58 PM

 How about 每天,刮脸,刷呀以后,我联系几个瑜伽中的作动‘。

But I better don't try to answer the le question... i have problems with its use myself :-)

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February 25, 2010, 01:39 AM


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February 25, 2010, 03:16 PM

Thanks both.