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猪狗不如禽兽不如

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