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What Does It Mean When 过来 Indicates A Return To Normal State?

Quote:- Indicates a return to normal state? It actually means a transformation to a new state. In this case, a "new state of understanding" Let me elaborate. When you tell someone to 过来, it ...
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Why 上 of 拉上 is used to express about "Closing a curtain"?

There's many ways to use "v. + 上" in Chinese that don't obviously relate to the up direction: 关上电脑 (to close [turn off] the computer) 闭上眼睛 (to close [one's] eyes) 戴上口罩 (to wear [one's] ...
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Why 上 of 拉上 is used to express about "Closing a curtain"?

My hypothesis about 拉上(pull up) = 關上(close up) is that it was based on the way how things were operated in the past. In the past, the doors and windows were built in such a way that required dragging(...
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