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不如 bùrú

  1. bùrú verb not equal to / not as good as
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Comparison 比较
    Notes: For example, in literary Chinese, 巧詐不如拙誠 'it is better to be simplictically honest than cleverly deceitful', from Han Feizi's Shuo Lin Shang (DCP 'Q102'; GHC '不如' 1; NCCED '不如' 1).
  2. bùrú adverb inferior to / it would be better to
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Comparison 比较 , Concept: Correlative 关联词
    Notes: This adverb is often used as a connecting word in the main clause of subordinate complex sentences (NCCED '不如' 2).

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还不如巧诈不如拙诚不如法

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《淮陰侯列傳》 Biography of the Marquis of Huaiyin 9
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《樗里子甘茂列傳》 Biographies of Shu Lizi and Gan Mao 8
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 8
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《龜策列傳》 Biographies of Diviners 8
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 8
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu 7
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句下》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou II 7
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《田敬仲完世家》 House of Tian Jingzhong 6
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《魏世家》 House of Wei 6
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《張儀列傳》 Biography of Zhang Yi 6

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
不如老 不如老 吾不如老農 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 13. 《子路》 Zi Lu 2
友不如 友不如 無友不如己者 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1. 《學而》 Xue Er 2

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
不如 1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
不如 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
不如好學 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
不如 6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
不如 9. 《子罕》 Zi Han in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
不如 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
不如知禮 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
退不如受命 《祭義》 The Meaning of Sacrifices in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
不如西 《坊記》 Record of the Dykes in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
君子未有不如天下 《中庸》 The State of Equilibrium and Harmony, also known as the Doctrine of the Mean in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
不如 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
不如江湖 《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
不如 《在宥》 Letting Be, and Exercising Forbearance in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
不如 《秋水》 The Floods of Autumn in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
不如 《達生》 The Full Understanding of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
不如 《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
不如公子 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 4
不如有所 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 8
不如長者西 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 7
不如 《呂太后本紀》Annals of Empress Dowager Lü in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 3
可以不如 《大學章句》 Commentary on Great Learning in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 2
君子未有不如天下 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
不如 《學而第一》 Commentary on Xue Er I in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 2
不如 《八佾第三》 Commentary on Ba Yi III in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 4
不如好學 《公冶長第五》 Commentary on Gong Ye Zhang V in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1