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Using 赶得上 (gǎndéshàng) or 来得及 (láidéjí)

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ID: QW0378 Intermediate
This Qing Wen was asked by our user Nicolas Smith who wants to know the difference between 赶得上 (gǎndéshàng) and 来得及 (láidéjí). These can sometimes both be translated as "to catch up" or "to make something in time" and in this Qing Wen we will discuss some common usages of both to clarify how to use these phrases.
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赶得上
gǎndeshàng
to be able to catch (something).
来得及
láidejí
to be able to do something on time.
别急,我们赶得上那辆公交车。
bié jí ,wǒmen gǎndeshàng nà liàng gōngjiāochē 。
Don't rush, we can catch that bus.
别急,我们来得及乘那辆公交车。
bié jí ,wǒmen láidejí chéng nà liàng gōngjiāochē 。
Don't rush, we'll be able to make the bus on time.
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