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到 dao4 in a sentence

Posted by hamshank June 28, 2010 in the Group General Discussion .

Can someone explain to me something about the following sentence? My brain is struggling with this one! 他天天都工作到很晚。 tā tiān tiān dōu gōng zuò dào hěn wǎn The translation I have is: He works very late every day. To me it sounds more like "He arrives late every day" because of the "dào". Is 遲到 chí dào the only way to say "arrive late"? Also does the "dào" in this sentence mean that he works until lateness arrives? Thanks

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