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受不了 shòu bù liǎo: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

受不了 (shòu bù liǎo) English Meaning

  • unbearable
  • unable to endure
  • can’t stand

Traditional Characters:  受不了

受 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

不 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

了 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.  PLEASE NOTE:  This character is also pronounced le in other HSK levels.

Sample Sentences

  • 我受不了他。
    Wǒ shòu bùliǎo tā.
    I can’t stand him.
  • 我受不了这么热。
    Wǒ shòu bùliǎo zhème rè.
    I cannot stand this heat.
  • 我受不了他的傲慢。
    Wǒ shòu bùliǎo tā de àomàn.
    I can’t stand his arrogance.
  • 我再也忍受不了她了!
    Wǒ zài yě rěnshòu bùliǎo tāle!
    I can’t stand her anymore!
  • 他受不了咖啡的苦味。
    Tā shòu bùliǎo kāfēi de kǔwèi.
    He couldn’t stand the bitterness of the coffee.
  • 好热啊,我快受不了啦。
    Hǎo rè a, wǒ kuài shòu bùliǎo la.
    It’s so hot, I can’t stand it.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

受 (shòu): to receive; to accept; to suffer; subjected to; to bear; to stand; pleasant; (passive marker)

  • 爫 (zhao): claw
  • 又 (yòu): still / hand

不 (bú): (negative prefix) no, not

  • (yī): one
  • Unidentified strokes

了 (le): (completed action marker); (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)

  • 乛 (ya): second, hand
  • 亅 (jué): hook

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 受

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 承受 (chéng shòu): to bear; to support; to inherit
  • 感受 (gǎn shòu): to sense; perception; to feel (through the senses); a feeling; an impression; an experience
  • 受伤 (shòu shāng): to sustain injuries; wounded (in an accident etc); harmed
  • 享受 (xiǎng shòu): to enjoy; to live it up; pleasure; CL: 种(zhǒng)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 忍受 (rěn shòu): to bear; to endure
  • 受罪 (shòu zuì): to endure; to suffer; hardships; torments; a hard time; a nuisance
  • 遭受 (zāo shòu): to suffer; to sustain (loss, misfortune)

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 不

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 了

HSK 1 Word List

  • 了(le): (completed action marker); (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

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