Chinese Traditional: 不到
Chinese Simplified: 不到
Pinyin: bu2 dao4
Zhuyin: ㄅㄨˊ ㄉㄠˋ
English Meaning: 1. insufficient, less than 2. not to arrive, not reaching 3. unable to

Example Sentences:

wo3 men5 xian4 zai4 cun2 bu2 dao4 shen2 me5 qian2.
We are not able to save much money at the moment.
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ta1 hai2 bu2 dao4 tou2 piao4 de5 nian2 ling2.
He is not old enough to vote.
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zhong1 guo2 you3 liang3 yi4 ren2 mei3 tian1 de5 sheng1 huo2 fei4 bu4 dao4 yi4 mei3 yuan2.
200 million people in China live on less than $1 a day.
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ta1 tui4 xiu1 shi2 hai2 bu2 dao4 liu4 shi2 sui4.
He wasn't even 60 when he retired.
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Related Words:


not, no (2nd tone)

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1. to reach, to arrive 2. until, up to 3. to go to, to come 4. to be present (at a meeting, class, party) 5. (a particle used after a verb to indicate a completed action) 6. to (a place)

Here: to reach, to arrive

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