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English Definitionto (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive; (verb complement denoting completion or result of an action)
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄉㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dou3
Part of Speech(动) verb, (连) conjunction, (介) preposition
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic

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Words With Same Head Word    
到底dàodǐfinally; in the end; when all is said and done; after all; to the end; to the last
到达dàodáto reach; to arrive
到期dàoqīto fall due (loan etc); to expire (visa etc); to mature (investment bond etc)
到…为止dào … wéizhǐto … is the end
Words With Same Tail Word    
得到dédàoto get; to obtain; to receive
感到gǎndàoto feel; to sense; to have the feeling that; to think that; to move; to affect
遇到yùdàoto meet; to run into; to come across
迟到chídàoto arrive late
达到dádàoto reach; to achieve; to attain
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