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I wanted to chat my friend with "Let's chat together when (after) you are home!". First, I wrote this sentence : "你回家后咱们一起聊聊吧~" // But then when I tried to check my sentence with translation tools (Google Translate and Naver), they added "再" after "后" and thus changing my sentence into this : "你回家后(再)咱们一起聊聊吧~" // Okay, I don't know whether my own sentence is correct or not but... Is what the translation tools said is correct? Should I add 再? And if I should, what does 再 indicate here?

  • google translate result:Let's chat together when (after) you are home!当你回家后,我们一起聊天吧! no 再 – user6065 Aug 17 '18 at 8:45
  • What... Hmmm my Google Translate didn't show me 当... It shows me 再 instead. – Agnes Aug 17 '18 at 9:59
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means "again" or "continue to". 回家后咱们一起聊聊吧 means "Let's chat again when you are home". You two may continue what you have discussed or talk about other topics.

Your sentence "你回家后咱们一起聊聊吧" denotes the same meaning as your English sentence "Let's chat together when (after) you are home!".

  • 确定是again的意思?比如你在路上碰见个熟人,想和他聊,但他觉得两个人当时都比较忙,说“我们回家后再聊吧。”,这里的“再”并非again的意思,而是把这件事推迟。 – Zhang Aug 20 '18 at 1:22
  • @马化腾, this is a dictionary definition of 再:  1. 表示又一次,有时专指第二次,有时又指多次:~次。~衰三竭。  2. 表示重复或继续,多指未然:~说。  3. 表示更,更加:~勇敢一点。  4. 表示承接前一个动作:想好了~写。 – dan Aug 20 '18 at 3:05
  • 对呀,我说的这种情况就是第4种,回家后再承接聊天 – Zhang Aug 20 '18 at 3:07
  • @马化腾, I think the definition 2 : 表示重复或继续,多指未然:~说。 fits the OP's context. When it's turned to English, it could be again, later or continue to do based on the context. – dan Aug 20 '18 at 3:07
  • again还能表示later呢?不是then么? – Zhang Aug 20 '18 at 3:09
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回家后咱们再一起聊聊吧

To me, there are 2 meanings.

 1. After you go to home, we continue this conversation.
 2. After you go to home, we do more conversation.

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