不如

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Chinese[edit]

not; no; (negative prefix) as (if); such as
simp. and trad.
(不如)

Pronunciation[edit]


Conjunction[edit]

不如

  1. it would be better to, let's
    不如今日游水 [Guangzhou Cantonese]  ―  Bat1 jyu4 gam1 jat6 heoi3 jau4 seoi2 laa1! [Jyutping]  ―  Let's go swimming today!

Verb[edit]

不如

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) not like; not equal to; not as good as; cannot compare to
    今天不如昨天暖和  ―  Jīntiān bùrú zuótiān nuǎnhuo.  ―  Today is not as warm as yesterday.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (literary): 不若 (bùruò)

Derived terms[edit]