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lesson6:不如 (bùrú) can be used to make comparisons in a similar way as the 比 structure.

不如 (bùrú) can be used to make comparisons in a similar way as the structure. In its simplest form 不如 is used to convey that A is 'not as good as' B. Unlike the structure, when used in this way, the adjective or verb can be omitted.

Simple form

Basic StructureA + 不如 + B
Wǒ ɡǎnjuékàn diànyǐnɡ bùrú kàn diànshìjù.
I think that watching movies isn't as good as watching TV dramas.

Zhèjiānɡ rén tèbié huì zuò shēnɡyi, lián ɡuǎnɡdōnɡ rén dōubùrútāmen!
People from Zhejiang can really do business, even people from Guangdong aren't as good as they are!

Complex form
When an adjective or verb is added to the structure it can then be used to mean A is not as 'adjective' as B, or A does not 'verb' as well as B:
Basic Structure
A (verb) + 不如 + B + adjective/verb
wǒ bù rú yáo mínɡ ɡāo

I am not as tall as Yao Ming.

chénɡ shì de shēnɡ huó huán jìnɡ bù rú xiānɡ xiɑ shū fu

The city life environment isn't as comfortable as the countryside.

不如 as an adverb
Basic Structure 不如 + Verb/[verb phrase]
When facing a choice,
不如 can also be used to mean "might as well" to emphasize the choice is the better of two options. When used like this, it is similar in meaning to 不妨.
jì rán yǐ jīnɡ zuò le yí bàn le

nǐ bù rú jiān chí xià qu

You've already done half of it, might as well keep going.

yǔ qí kōnɡ xiǎnɡ
bù rú mǎ shànɡ xínɡ dònɡ
zuò chū dián ér chénɡ jì

Rather than fantasizing, might as well take action right away. Achieve something.

As in the last example sentence,
不如 often occurs in the 与其...不如 structure, meaning "rather than X... might as well Y".


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