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I see 到 used with some verbs describing a result, I am wondering if there are a specific number of verbs in the structure V+(de)dao到. Is there an exhaustive number of verbs that can be used with V+ 到? Or is it just a limited number of verbs and if yes, where can I find them?

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Any verb that can be deemed successful or takes an object can use 到

Let's randomly pick a few unrelated verbs and see which of them can or cannot use 到

碰、看、打、走、學、想、哭、笑

碰到 (O) touch - you can attempt to touch but not actually succeed, 到 indicates it is touched successfully

看到 (O) see - you can attempt to see but not actually succeed, 到 indicates it is seen successfully

打到 (O) hit - you can attempt to hit but not actually succeed, 到 indicates it is hit successfully

走到 (O) walk/ go - "走到 somewhere", and this "somewhere" is the object

學到 (O) learn you can attempt to learn but not actually succeed, 到 indicates it is learned successfully

想到 (O) think - "想到 something", and this "something" is the object

哭到 (X) cry - you don't have to try to cry, so it can't be deemed successful, and 哭 doesn't take an object

笑到 (X) laugh - you don't have to try to laugh, so it can't be deemed successful, and 笑 doesn't take an object

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  • also: Verb+到+Adj doing something to some extent: 哭到眼肿,笑到窒息
    – imkzh
    Oct 28 at 12:40

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