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看到 kan dao

I don't understand why the Chinese say 'kan dao' instead of just 'kan' ...when do I say kan and when kan dao...

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    My English is poor. I hope you can understand my explanation。

    看到 stress action have result or achieve aim
    我看到你 I saw you.
    你看到什么?what did you see
    看 stress where line of sight
    看书 read book
    看电视 watch TV
    你在看什么?What are you looking at

    到 indicated result

     

    I think "到" is similar to preposition in english.

    Examples:

    看到
    看见
    看望
    看出
    看来
    看去

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