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"Inadequate" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 bù zú insufficient / lacking / deficiency / not enough / inadequate / not worth / cannot / should not
 bù gòu not enough / insufficient / inadequate
 bù shì dàng inadequate / unfit
 qiàn tuǒ improper / inappropriate / unsatisfactory / inadequate
 pín poor / inadequate / deficient / garrulous
 piān dī to be on the low side / to be inadequate (e.g. of a salary)
 zǒu mǎ guān huā lit. flower viewing from horseback (idiom) / a fleeting glance in passing / fig. superficial understanding from cursory observation / to make a quick judgment based on inadequate information
 bēi shuǐ chē xīn lit. a cup of water on a burning cart of firewood (idiom) / fig. an utterly inadequate measure
 zǒu mǎ kàn huā lit. flower viewing from horseback (idiom) / fig. superficial understanding from cursory observation / to make a quick judgment based on inadequate information
 jìng bèi (humble expr.) prepare to offer humble hospitality / please accept my inadequate (food or drink)
 fēi zhuó the poor food I offer you (humble) / my inadequate hospitality
 guò láo féi overweight from overwork (the supposition that white collar workers become fat as a consequence of factors associated with being under pressure at work, including irregular diet, lack of exercise and inadequate rest)

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