Relevant Content
We'll always make sure you know exactly what the lesson is about. You will easily understand whether it is relevant for you.

The Complement 不了

Great Hosts
Here at ChinesePod, all our lessons are presented in an entertaining manner by our great hosts. You'll find language learners, teachers, and even professors sharing their insights, ideas, and teaching methods in our video and audio lessons.
Brief Lesson Summaries
A brief introduction of the lesson will always tell you what this lesson is about and what language level is the intended target. If you're interested in the subject, but might not be able to understand it in full, fear not; we have transcripts of lesson dialogues vocabulary so you can follow along.
ID: QW0199 Intermediate
Famous for its "the character 了 can actually be pronounced in two ways" mischief, the complement 不了 (buliǎo) and its positive partner in crime, 得了 (deliǎo), have been pranking Chinese learners everywhere for a while now. Learn exactly what's going on here in this Intermediate-level Qing Wen lesson.
Awesome Materials
Our lessons contain natural communication in Chinese in video and audio format. We have have lessons focused on video or a podcast format and our lessons have transcripts of Lesson Dialogues, Important Vocabulary, Expanded Materials for a deep dive into the lesson topic and Exercises focused on testing your retention.
kěnéng bǔyǔ
potential complement
zhè ge xīguā tài dà le ,wǒ yī ge rén chībuliǎo 。
This watermelon is too big. I can't eat it by myself.
nǐ diǎn le zhème duō cài ,chīdeliǎo ma ?
You ordered so much food. Will you be able to eat it all?
tā yī ge rén hēbuliǎo yī píng báijiǔ 。
He can't drink a bottle of baijiu by himself.
Natural Dialogues
Each lesson is centered around a natural dialogue with key vocabulary directly prepared and translated for your use. You can also listen to each sentence as an individual recording to improve your listening and comprehension skills.
Try It For Free
ChinesePod is 100% Free to Try. Create an account today and get started!