不上

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

不上

  1. unable to
    • 不上 [trad.] / 不上 [simp.]gǎn bùshàng [Pinyin]unable to catch up with

Verb[edit]

不上

  1. to not go up; to not ascend

Usage notes[edit]

When placed behind a verb, 不上 has a meaning of "unable to achieve" + verb. The opposite to 不上 would be 得上 ("able to" + verb).