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bù rú
adv. it would be better to, had better, might as well
Other meanings
[bù rú]   v. be not as good as
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.
EXAMPLES
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yǔ qí dāi zài jiā lǐ, nǐ hái bù rú chū qù gōng zuò .
phr. Rather than stay at home you might as well go out to work.
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tā yǔ qí shuō shì yí wèi zhé xué jiā, bù rú shuō shì yí wèi yì shù jiā .
phr. He is more an artist than a philosopher.
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yǔ qí zài zhèr dǎ yóu xì, wǒ hái bù rú qù kàn diàn yǐng .
phr. Rather than play video games here, I might as well just go to a film.
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duō yán shù qióng, bù rú shǒu zhōng
phr. (lit.) The force of words is soon spent; far better is it to keep what is in the heart.
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yú qí pái duì děng chē, bù rú zǒu zhe huí qù .
phr. Rather than stay in the line and wait for a ride, (we) might as well just go back on foot.
​,​OK。
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yǔ qí zài jiā xiū xi, bù rú hé wǒ yì qǐ qù chàng kǎ lā .
phr. Rather than stay at home, (you) should go to karaoke with me.
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yǔ qí nǐ men qù, hái bù rú wǒ zì jǐ qù ne .
phr. Rather than you go there, I might as well just go there myself.