Using "dao" to mean "to go to"
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A simple and direct way to indicate that you arrived somewhere is to use the verb 到 (dào).
Structure for place
The verb 到 (dào) is used to talk about going to places.
Subject + 到 + Place
- 我 到 上海。I arrived at Shanghai.
- 你 到 哪儿？Where did you get to?
- 他们 到 酒吧。They got to the bar
Structure for place and action
If you are going to a place to do something else, you can add 去 and the verb. This has the meaning of "going to the place to do something."
Subject + 到 + Place + 去 + Action
- 我 到 中国 去 学习 中文。TRANSLATION
- 你 到 那儿 去 做 什么？TRANSLATION
- 他们 要 到 酒吧 去 喝 酒。TRANSLATION