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bù dé bù
phr. have to, have no choice or option but to
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不得已 can not be followed by a verb
他也是不得已,才出此下策。 -/- [phr] He had no other alternative, as a result he had to make such an unwise decision.

不得不 must be followed by a verb
我不得不去买汽油 r/- [phr] I have no other choice but go to buy gas.
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