I've looked online for this but I haven't really found what I'm looking for.

It may be that there is no one formula to express "X enough", but I also wouldn't be surprised if there is.


  • They weren't good enough to win.

  • He wasn't fast enough to escape.

  • I was strong enough to open the bottle.


  • She sang well enough to be hired.

  • We couldn't solve the problem quickly enough.

  • He talked loudly enough to be heard in the next room.

  • It seems to make no difference in either E or C whether "enough" qualifies (predicative) adjectives or adverbs. Was OP unable to find suitable translation among 100 examples at jukuu?
    – user6065
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 12:50

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The basic structures:

[adjective + enough] = [ + adjective]

[adverb + enough] = [+ adverb]


  • Good enough = 好; Not good enough = 不夠
  • Fast enough = 快; Not fast enough = 不夠
  • Strong enough = 力; Not strong enough = 不夠


  • Well enough = 好; Not well enough = 不夠
  • Quickly enough =快; Not Quickly enough = 不夠
  • Loudly enough = 大聲; Not loudly enough = 不夠大聲


When the sentence included a verb:

  • She sang well enough. = 她唱得

  • Couldn't solve quickly enough. = 解得不夠

  • He talked loudly enough. = 他說得大聲

*compare to the basic structure, in a sentence that included a verb, a potential particle like 得 have to be placed after the verb to connect to the adjective or adverb. (得 - to the degree of)

*If the sentences included passive verb like "sang...to be hired / talked...to be heard in the next room " , the structure would become more complicated, different type of particles could be used. That would be too broad to answer


够好 or 足够 could be used.


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