到 dào: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

到 (dào) English Meaning

  • to (a place)
  • until (a time)
  • up to
  • to go
  • to arrive

Traditional Character:  

Sample Sentences

  • 我会待到明天。
    Wǒ huì dài dào míngtiān.
    I’ll stay until tomorrow.
  • 他希望到国外去。
    Tā xīwàng dào guówài qù.
    He hopes to go abroad.
  • 咱们到饭厅去吧。
    Zánmen dào fàntīng qù ba.
    Let’s go to the dining-room.
  • 抽烟请到外面抽。
    Chōuyān qǐng dào wàimiàn chōu.
    If you are going to smoke, please go outside.
  • 到收工的时候了。
    Dào shōugōng de shíhòule.
    It’s time to pack up.
  • 你没必要待到最后。
    Nǐ méi bìyào dài dào zuìhòu.
    You don’t have to wait until the end.

Stroke Order & Character Components

到 (dào): to (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive; (verb complement denoting completion or result of an action)

  •  (zhì): to reach
  •  (dāo): knife
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