巴不得

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Chinese[edit]

 
(suff. for certain nouns); to hope; to wish; Palestinian, Palestine (abbrev.); Pakistan (abbrev.); Pascal (unit of pressure)
must not; should not; not be allowed
simp. and trad.
(巴不得)
不得

Etymology[edit]

(to wait) +‎ 不得 (unable to).

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

巴不得

  1. (colloquial) to be only too anxious (to do something); to eagerly look forward to
    巴不得回家 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Wǒ bābude nǐ kuài huíjiā! [Pinyin]
    I can't wait for you to finally return home!

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References[edit]

  • "巴不得" (in Mandarin), nciku.com. URL accessed on 2009-06-18.