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bù dé yǐ
adj. unavoidable, no alternative but...
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
wǒ men zhè yàng zuò, shí zài shì bù dé yǐ .
phr. We had no alternative but did it in this way.
tā yě shì bù dé yǐ, cái chū cǐ xià cè .
phr. He had no other alternative, as a result he had to make such an unwise decision.