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English Definitioninsufficient; lacking; deficiency; not enough; inadequate; not worth; cannot; should not
Simplified Script不足
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄨˋ ㄗㄨˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)bat1zuk1
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
(negative prefix); not; no
foot; to be sufficient; ample

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
不同bùtóngdifferent; distinct; not the same; not alike
不久bùjiǔnot long (after); before too long; soon; soon after
不错bùcuòcorrect; right; not bad; pretty good
不但bùdànnot only (... but also...)
不如bùrúnot equal to; not as good as; inferior to; it would be better to
Words With Same Tail Word    
满足mǎnzúto satisfy; to meet (the needs of); satisfied; content
充足chōngzúadequate; sufficient; abundant
十足shízúample; complete; hundred percent; a pure shade (of some color)
知足zhīzúcontent with one's situation; to know contentment (hence happiness)
立足lìzúto stand; to have a footing; to be established; to base oneself on
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