不得了 meaning and pronunciation

不得了
Simplified/traditional characters

不得了 in English

bù dé liǎo

  • disastrous
  • desperately serious
  • extremely
  • exceedingly

HSK level

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  • (bù): (negative prefix); not; no;
  • (dé): to obtain; to get; to gain; to catch (a disease); proper; suitable; proud; contented; to allow; to permit; ready; finished;
  • (le): (completed action marker); (modal particle intensifying preceding clause);