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What's the difference between 今后 and 此后?

What's the difference between 今后 and 此后?

Is it that 今后 is for the present and 此后 is for any time?

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For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    今 means now, 今后, from now on.
    此 means 'this, this moment, etc' 此后 , since this moment
    The referential point of 今后 is now, while the referential point of 此后 is more likely some time in the past.

    我认为两个词的意思基本差不多,“今后”是指从今以后,从现在起;”此后“也有今后的意思,但也可以从某一时间算起,从过去某一段时间来说,”此后“表达的范围更广,既可以指从过去的某段时间以后,也可以指从现在以后。

    此后: 此后,王子和公主过上了幸福的生活。
    今后=从今以后=从今天起: 从今天起,我会好好学习。
    一般此后用在某件事发生以后;而今后则更侧重时间。

    今后强调的是“从今以后”,即从今天开始以后某人将会做什么或不做什么;“此后”是指某件事发生后某种情况有没有再出现或发生过,强调的是事件。

    此后 is more common in writing

     

    今后 means "from now on", while 此后 means "from then on" or "ever since". So 此后 can only be used after you have just talked about another event that happened earlier. 此 means "this" or "that", which refers to the event you talked about previously.

    e.g.
    他前年去了趟英国, 此后再也没去过.

    我今后要好好学习, 做一名合格的共产主义接班人.

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