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不上

ChineseEdit

(negative prefix); not; no
 
on; up; on top; upon; first (of two parts); previous or last (week, etc.); upper; higher; above; previous; to climb; to go into; above; to go up
simp. and trad.
(不上)

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

不上

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

VerbEdit

不上

  1. to not go up; to not ascend

Usage notesEdit

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).