不足
(bùzú)

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Meaning

  1. insufficient
  2. not enough

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • bùzú > bu4 zu2

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  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
微不足道 wēi bù zú dào negligible/insignificant/not worth mentioning
卑卑不足道 bēi bēi bù zú dào to be too petty or insignificant to mention/to not be worth mentioning (idiom)
卑不足道 bēi bù zú dào not worth mentioning
比上不足比下有余 bǐ shàng bù zú bǐ xià yǒu yú to fall short of the best but be better than the worst/can pass muster
不足齿数 bù zú chǐ shù not worth mentioning/not worth considering
不足道 bù zú dào inconsiderable/of no consequence/not worth mentioning
不足挂齿 bù zú guà chǐ not worth mentioning (idiom)
不足为道 bù zú wéi dào to be not worth mentioning
不足为怪 bù zú wéi guài not at all surprising (idiom)
不足为虑 bù zú wéi lǜ to give no cause for anxiety/nothing to worry about
不足为奇 bù zú wéi qí not at all surprising (idiom)
不足为外人道 bù zú wéi wài rén dào no use to tell others/let's keep this between ourselves (idiom)
不足为训 bù zú wéi xùn not to be taken as an example/not an example to be followed/not to be taken as authoritative
不足月 bù zú yuè premature (birth, child)
成事不足,败事有余 chéng shì bù zú, bài shì yǒu yú unable to accomplish anything but liable to spoil everything (idiom)/unable to do anything right/never make, but always mar
美中不足 měi zhōng bù zú everything is fine except for one small defect (idiom)/the fly in the ointment
贫不足耻 pín bù zú chǐ it is no disgrace to be poor (idiom)
人心不足蛇吞象 rén xīn bù zú shé tūn xiàng a man who is never content is like a snake trying to swallow an elephant (idiom)
睡眠不足 shuì mián bù zú lack of sleep/sleep deficit
贪心不足 tān xīn bù zú avaricious and insatiable (idiom)/greedy and never satisfied
微不足道 wēi bù zú dào negligible/insignificant
先天不足 xiān tiān bù zú congenital deficiency/inherent weakness
心有余而力不足 xīn yǒu yú ér lì bù zú the will is there, but not the strength (idiom)/the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
心有余,力不足 xīn yǒu yú, lì bù zú The will is there, but not the strength (idiom, from Confucian Analects)./I really want to do it, but don't have the resources./The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
学然后知不足 xué rán hòu zhī bù zú to learn is to know one's ignorance (the Book of Rites 禮記|礼记[Lǐ jì])
注意力不足过动症 zhù yì lì bù zú guò dòng zhèng attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

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