Using "dao" to mean "to go to"

A simple and direct way to indicate that you arrived somewhere is to use the verb 到 (dào).


The verb 到 (dào) is used to talk about going to places. 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)


  • 上海。I arrived at Shanghai.
  • 哪儿?Where did you get to?
  • 他们 酒吧。They got to the bar

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