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I understand that it means "there", however I feel like native speakers drop it into sentences and I'm not sure if it might mean something beyond "there"?

I'm specifically asking this because I was watching a streamer who said "você tem planos aí para fim de semana ou dia de semana aí, vulgo hoje?" and I have no idea what means in this sentence.

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    It means then, too. Aí eu fui ao concerto. Then, I went to the concert. Você tem planos aí means Do you have any plans there? The person to whom the question is posed could be far away from the speaker. On the phone: Do you have any plans there [at another place] to do y?
    – Lambie
    Nov 17, 2021 at 20:51
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    To me, in the sentence given, especially if not a question, those "aí" would rather mean "currently", "now" (meaning #5 here), or even be filler words (adding only emphasis, not meaning). If you gave us the wider context (what is said a bit before and after the quote) and/or the link the video (it available), we might be able to judge it better.
    – stafusa
    Nov 17, 2021 at 23:16
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    It's covered in Priberam: dicionario.priberam.org/a%C3%AD
    – Lambie
    Nov 17, 2021 at 23:40
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    Sometimes you can clearly understand the question's meaning without some words... As a native speaker (Brazil), those are meaningless - don't add anything, they are more like a non-formal way to call your attention than something that you actually need to translate. If I would translate, I would use some slang from streets... Nov 19, 2021 at 19:46
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    @stafusa That is a fantastic explanation. Thanks! The part about "adding only emphasis" is very helpful because that is a use that doesn't show up in any dictionaries (at least that I've seen) and it makes a lot of sense if that is a possible meaning, so thanks a lot! The context was really just him asking a viewer if he has plans and then waiting for an answer. I tried finding the exact spot where he says the phrase but it was a 10hr broadcast and somewhere the near middle
    – Jim stoke
    Nov 19, 2021 at 19:55

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