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).

Contained in

还不如巧诈不如拙诚不如法猪狗不如禽兽不如

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

  • Scroll 1 Zhangzhe Shi Bao Jing (Velāma) 《長者施報經》 — count: 171
  • Scroll 290 The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 《大般若波羅蜜多經》 — count: 54
  • Scroll 35 Mahāsaṅghikavinaya (Mohesengzhi Lu) 《摩訶僧祇律》 — count: 35
  • Scroll 10 Abhidharmavijñānakāyapādaśāstra (Apidamo Shi Shen Zu Lun) 《阿毘達磨識身足論》 — count: 31
  • Scroll 1 Shijia Pu 《釋迦譜》 — count: 31
  • Scroll 3 Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra (Da Ban Niepan Jing) 《大般泥洹經》 — count: 30
  • Scroll 5 Jingang Xian Lun 《金剛仙論》 — count: 26
  • Scroll 60 Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (Da Zhi Du Lun) 《大智度論》 — count: 25
  • Scroll 2 Weishi Ershi Lun Shu Ji 《唯識二十論述記》 — count: 25
  • Scroll 7 Zhu Jing Yao Ji 《諸經要集》 — count: 24

Collocations

  • 不如律 (不如律) 不如律教 — Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《般泥洹經》, Scroll 1 — count: 15
  • 光明不如 (光明不如) 三十三天光明不如焰摩天光明 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 20 — count: 15
  • 色不如 (色不如) 汝色不如 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 22 — count: 9
  • 不如人 (不如人) 莫令不如人訶我犯戒 — Madhyamāgama 《中阿含經》, Scroll 22 — count: 6
  • 明不如 (明不如) 螢火之明不如燈燭 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 20 — count: 6
  • 不如余 (不如餘) 不如餘者所說 — Brahmajālasūtra 《梵網六十二見經》, Scroll 1 — count: 5
  • 梵志不如 (梵志不如) 梵志不如是心行於布施 — Madhyamāgama 《中阿含經》, Scroll 38 — count: 4
  • 王不如 (王不如) 帝釋天王不如退還 — Qishi Jing 《起世經》, Scroll 8 — count: 4
  • 国不如 (國不如) 彼國不如 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 13 — count: 4
  • 瞿昙不如 (瞿曇不如) 沙門瞿曇不如也 — Madhyamāgama 《中阿含經》, Scroll 25 — count: 3