Complements with "dao", "gei" and "zai"
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|Keywords||到, 给, 在|
One of the cool features of Chinese is complements, and in this article we introduce a few of them.
One kind of complement in Chinese involves putting 到, 给 or 在 after the verb. These are used to indicate direction, target and location, respectively.
- 到 indicates that the action has obtained a goal or a certain state. Any verb that uses the complement 见 can also use 到.
- 给 indicates that you have passed something from one person to another.
- 在 indicates a person or thing coming to a certain place. It is usually followed my a location or a place.
Subject + Verb + 到 / 给 / 在 ...
- 我 工作 到 十点半。
- 你 坐 在 我 旁 边儿。
- 我 发 电子邮件 给 你。