Last modified on 24 May 2014, at 13:39

不上

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

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).