The Chinese word 不得不 is a phrase that means “have to” or “must”. It is often used to express a strong necessity or obligation to do something, and is commonly used in everyday conversation. For example, if someone says “我不得不去上班”, it means “I have to go to work”. The phrase 不得不 is often used in situations where there is no other option or choice, and is frequently used in both formal and informal settings.
Auxiliary Verb: to have to, cannot but
|我不得不去上班||wǒ bùdé bù qù shàngbān||I have to go to work|
|她不得不学习汉语||tā bùdé bù xuéxí hànyǔ||She has to study Chinese|
|我们不得不等到下雨停||wǒmen bùdé bù děng dào xiàyǔ tíng||We have to wait until the rain stops|
|他不得不去医院看病||tā bùdé bù qù yīyuàn kàn bìng||He has to go to the hospital to see a doctor|
|你不得不承认他是个好人||nǐ bùdé bù chéngrèn tā shìgè hǎorén||You have to admit that he is a good person|
|她不得不辞掉工作照顾孩子||tā bùdé bù cí diào gōngzuò zhàogù háizi||She has to quit her job to take care of her children|
|我不得不放弃我的梦想||wǒ bùdé bù fàngqì wǒ de mèngxiǎng||I have to give up my dreams|
|他不得不面对现实||tā bùdé bù miànduì xiànshí||He has to face reality|
不得不 is part of HSK Level 4 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 3.