看不起 meaning and pronunciation

看不起
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看不起 in English

kàn bu qǐ

  • to look down upon
  • to despise

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  • (kàn): to look at; to see; to read; to watch; to visit; to call on; to consider; to regard as; to look after; to treat (an illness); to depend on; to feel (that); (after verb) to give it a try; Watch out! (for a danger);
  • (bù): (negative prefix); not; no;
  • (qǐ): to rise; to raise; to get up; to set out; to start; to appear; to launch; to initiate (action); to draft; to establish; to get (from a depot or counter); verb suffix, to start; (before place or time) starting from; classifier for occurrences or unpredictable events: case, instance; classifier for groups: batch, group;