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What is the function of GUO (過) in Chinese?
asked Dec 7, 2017 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (23,690 points)
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Guò過 accounts one’s experiences. In other words, it describes an event that happened at least once in the past and discontinued to the present. For example,

            我去過中國。

            wǒ qù-guò zhōngguó

            I     go-GUO  China

           ‘I’ve been to China.’

answered Jan 2, 2018 by admin (23,690 points)
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