不上

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ChineseEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


AdverbEdit

不上

  1. unable to
    不上 / 不上  ―  gǎn bùshàng  ―  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).

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