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Where we live I often here the construct 去 + 某某某 + 去了, for instance:

去打牌去了

去上厕所去了

去做饭去了

Can this kind of construct be used in Mandarin aswell?

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If not Mandarin, where is this common? –  mc01 Sep 9 at 0:37

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It can be used that way, but nobody does that. Most people use one 去. Either before or after is fine.

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It can be used in Mandarin. However it sounds informal.

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It's an informal and redundant way of saying "去 + verb + 了", or "verb去了".

去打牌去了 (informal, redundant) --> 去打牌了 (formal, correct), or 打牌去了(formal, correct).

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Such usage is rare in modern generation. Often in spoken Chinese "去打牌了" suffices.

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