Chinese

edit
to know; to understand; (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)
to know; to understand; (modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)
 
cannot afford to ...; do not wish to ...
trad. (了不起) 不起
simp. #(了不起) 不起

Etymology

edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

edit

Adjective

edit

了不起

  1. (colloquial) amazing; terrific; extraordinary
    馬拉松真是了不起 [MSC, trad.]
    马拉松真是了不起 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā pǎo wánle mǎlāsōng, zhēnshì liǎobùqǐ! [Pinyin]
    He finished the marathon - how extraordinary was that!

Synonyms

edit