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Satish Vasan
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Usage of “ist gewesen” vs “ist gegangen” in a conversation

Reading a Star Wars novel, there is a dialog between Senator Padme and Anikin Skywalker in her apartment:

Padme – Würdest du bitte Kaf machen, Liebling? Ich mache mich in der Zeit fertig.

Anikin goes to the kitchen, but gets lost in his thoughts. Padme then raises her voice from outside the kitchen:

Padme - Ani, bist du etwa auf Charra gewesen, um den Kaf selbst anzubauen?

Since Anikin has not yet prepared the Kaf, I would have said “Ani, bist du etwa nach Charra gegangen, um….”. Can someone explain why “ist gewesen” works in this context?

Source: STAR WARS – Clone Wars: Keine Gefangenen, Karen Traviss, blanvalet 2010.

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