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Some Chinese verbs consist of two elements, the second indicating the result of the first.
On its own 找 zhǎo means 'look for' but add the resultative complement 到 dào, indicating completion, and you get 找到 zhǎodào 'find':

请你给我找一个会说英文的人。 Qǐng nǐ gěi wǒ zhǎo yí ge huì shuō yīngwén de rén. 'Please find someone who can speak English.'
你可能找不到。 Ni kěnéng zhǎobudào. 'You may not find it.'

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