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Nov 09, 2017 - 09:11 AM
From a grammatical perspective both refer to a place at a distance from the speaker / listener but "lì" can refer to a somewhat more specific, tangible place. Think of very specific places such as an entrance or a path, for instance. "Là", on the other hand, can refer to a more general, indeterminate place. Think of the area beyond a river, for instance – that’s a very wide, general area, right? In addition, "lì" is generally a little bit closer to the speaker or listener compared to "là". These are, however, nuances of the language and you will generally be absolutely fine to use either unless you are comparing that one there (slightly closer to you) – "lì" - with that one over there (slightly further away) – "là".