On Far East Everyday Chinese, p. 114, there is the following:
zuo3 zhuan3 zai4 kai1 ji3 zhong1 fen1 jiu4 dao4 le5.
The translation in the book says: Turn left, then drive a few minutes and you will get there.
There’s a further explanation that says:
a) This “zai4” indicates that an action will occur during a certain period of time or after something has already occurred.
b) “zai4” also refers to the repetition or continuation of a certain action or state that has yet to occur.
So, my questions are:
Is verb + le (e.g. dao4 le5) the present perfect? If so, does zai4…verb + le (e.g. zai4…dao4 le5) indicate the future perfect? The word “repetition” in b) is throwing me off as that would imply the continuous. The translation also doesn’t seem accurate as that would seem to be simple future.
Thanks in advance.