Why is there "là"?

Can't it be written as "ces choses"?

  • It can be written as ces choses. You usually only add if you want to distinguish ces choses-là (those things) from ces choses-ci (these things) or if you want to give ces choses some extra emphasis. Aug 21, 2022 at 18:08

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-ci and -là roughly translates as this/those here and this/those there Ces choses-là= those things (over) there.

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    In English, we would usually say this/these here and that/those there. And since this already contains the idea of here in it, we generally just say this thing and only say this thing here when we want to give it extra emphasis. Aug 16, 2022 at 17:54

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