看不起

看不起 kànbuqǐ

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看不起 kànbuqǐ Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 2 English Translations of the word 看不起 kànbuqǐ .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
kànbuqǐ | kan4 bu5 qi3
English translation
to look down upon
to despise

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Traditional form

看不起 kànbuqǐ

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí
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Etymology of 看不起 kànbuqǐ

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kān

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Depicts putting a hand ( shǒu ) over the eyes () and looking ( kān ) into the distance.

Positional decomposition

手目

Number of Strokes

9

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Pictograph of sepals of a flower. The meaning "no" is a phonetic loan.

Positional decomposition

Number of Strokes

4

Type

pictophonetic

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. zǒu represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Phonetic compound

Semantic compound

zǒu

Positional decomposition

走己

Number of Strokes

10

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Example sentences using 看不起 kànbuqǐ

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懒汉 lǎn hàn zǒng jiào rén kān 不起.

The lazybones are always held in contempt.

觉得 juéde 人们 rén men kān 他不 dǒng 人情 rén qíng 世故 shì gù .

He felt people were contemptuous of his lack of sophistication.

他们 tā men kān ,就是 jiù shì 因为 yīnwèi jiā qióng .

They looked down on her because her family was poor.

duì 那些 nà xiē rén hěn yǒu 看法 kànfǎ 看不起 kànbuqǐ 他们 tā men 粗俗 cū sú de 举止 jǔ zhǐ

He was critical of the people, disparaging of their crude manners.

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看不起 kànbuqǐ Decomposition

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看不起 kànbuqǐ Compounds

See all 54 Chinese words that contain the characters that make up the word 看不起 kànbuqǐ in their composition.

  • kān
    • 不起
      • fǒu
        • , , , , , ,
        • pēi , pēi , , , , pēi , , , piě , , , , , , , , , ,
      • Huán , huài , bēi , 怀 Huái , Huán , wāi , nāo , béng , , , , piān , pēi , póu , fóu , , , , , biáo , , bēi , , , , , ,
      A Boy and his Dragon

      Once upon a time, a Little Boy was living in a village near the woods. One day, a Dragon came out of the cave secluded in the middle of the forest and began to relentlessly follow the Little Boy, always breathing on the back of his neck, burning the young boy at his slightest misstep.

      The child received refuge in an old Temple where there were no mirrors allowed, and it was forbidden to speak of life before entering the sanctum. Ancient books, hidden rooms with unimaginable treasures and beauty beyond comprehension, became part of the boy’s new life.

      Time went by until, one day, the now old young boy accidentally glimpses his own reflection in a pond. The Dragon smiled back.

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