For questions about the result complement 结果补语

The result complement is one of the most important verbal complements in Chinese.

It usually comes in the form V + Res., where Res. is a verb that completes the meaning of the main verb by specifying the result of the action.

A typical example is 看 (to look) vs. 看见 (to see). Here the result complement 见 indicates that the result of looking is seeing.

Use this tag when your question touches upon result complements. You may also use other tags to clarify the specifics of your question.

Potential complements in the form V1 + 得/不 + V2 are similar to the result complement in that the second verb often describes a result of the action, as well. For questions about potential complements, the [complement] tag is preferred, but you may also use this one based on the details of your question.

For a basic introduction to result complement grammar, please see