i understand: 子甫至 - you just arrived a moment ago. 去 - go. 乎 - character that makes the sentence a question.

What is the role of 乃 in this sentence?

  • It means "then", "thereupon" here.
    – Stan
    Commented Oct 26, 2014 at 17:17

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乃, also means 就, which means "about to" in your sentence.

You arrived just a moment ago, and about to go just like that?

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