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English Definition(coll.) to be eager for; to long for; to look forward to
Simplified Script巴不得
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinbā bùdé
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄚ ㄅㄨˋ ㄉㄜˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)baa1 bat1dak1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
to long for; to wish; to cling to; to stick to; something that sticks; close to; next to; spread open; informal abbr. for bus 巴士; bar (unit of pressure); nominalizing suffix on certain nouns, such as 尾巴, tail; Ba state during Zhou dynasty (in east of modern Sichuan); abbr. for east Sichuan or Chongqing; (Chinese surname); abbr. for Palestine or Palestinian; abbr. for Pakistan
不得bùdémust not; may not; not to be allowed; cannot

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Words With Same Head Word    
巴士bāshìbus (loanword); motor coach
巴结bājieto fawn on; to curry favor with; to make up to
巴黎bālíParis, capital of France
巴斯bāsīBath city in southwest England
Words With Same Tail Word    
舍不得shě bùdéto hate to do something; to hate to part with; to begrudge
使不得shǐ bùdécannot be used; must not (do something); unacceptable
来不得lái bùdécannot allow (to be present); cannot admit
免不得miǎn bùdéunavoidable; bound to (happen)
容不得róng bùdéunable to tolerate; intolerant; unable to bear something
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