What is the meaning of "là" in expressions like

  • à ce moment-là,
  • à ce niveau-là, ... ?
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    It's related to the distinction we can make in English with "this/that", in Spanish with "este, ese, aquello", and in French, it's "-là, -ci".
    – Larme
    Oct 10 '16 at 15:33

"Là" is an adverb. It's used for time and place.

  • Ce moment-là : this precise moment, the "" puts the word "moment" in kind of highlights
  • Ce niveau-là : same idea, to put attention about "niveau".

But be carefull with the article "la" without accent

EDIT: I would like to add that "-là" is used to show that there is a distance compared to use "-ci". For exemple, "ces jours-ci" means they are closer than "ces jours-là". You can find a better explanation here: « voici » versus « voilà »

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