Asked • 04/06/19

What exactly is the difference between <verb>-てしまう and <verb>- [切]{き}る?

I've read that both the ~てしまう and ~きる (18th meaning of 切る at forms are used to signify something has been finished/done/completed. If so, what exactly is the difference between the two conjugations (how do we decide when to use which)? example: 1) もう荷造りしてしまった。 2) もう荷造りしきった。

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David R. answered • 08/05/19

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