- 不料 [bù liào]
- unexpectedly; to one's surprise; beyond one's expectation:
It was so fine this morning. Who would have thought it would hail in the afternoon! 早上天气还好好的，不料下午竟下起雹子来了。
I thought that what happened was bad enough, but worse was to follow.
Mary worked hard to clean up John's room, but all she got for her trouble was a kick in the teeth.
The team tried hard to mix fresh news and comment only to find they were mixing oil and water.