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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
bù | bu4
English translation
(negative prefix)
not
no
no, not, un-; negative prefix

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Number of strokes

4

Traditional form

Contains the radical

Part of speech

Adverb / 副词 fù cí Fù cí

Learning hint

A bird flying toward the sky 

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

Explanation

Pictograph of sepals of a flower. The meaning "no" is a phonetic loan.

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今晚 jīn wǎn zài 学校 xuéxiào 吃饭 chī fàn , qǐng 签个 ràng 出去 chū qù hǎo ?

I shouldn't be dining in college tonight. Would you mind signing me out?

咱们 zámen tiào 这个 zhè ge 舞好 ? de 探戈舞跳得 tài zāo .

Let's sit this one out, shall we? I'm afraid I tango very badly.

看到这样 zhè yàng de hǎo 天气 tiānqì , 男孩 nán hái men zài 屋里 dāi zhù le .

Seeing such fine weather, the boys could scarcely keep in.

kǎo hěn hǎo .

His performance in the exams was not very good.

确实 quèshí 值得 zhíde duì 那么 nà me hǎo .

He didn't really deserve ( that ) she should be so kind to him.

Words with

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
not
不是 bú shi no不是 bú shi
不过 bùguò only不過
不要 bù yào don't!不要 bù yào
不能 bù néng cannot不能 bù néng
不错 bù cuò correct不錯
不同 bù tóng different不同 bù tóng
不会 bù huì improbable不會
对不起 duìbuqǐ unworthy對不起
不断 bùduàn unceasing不斷
不少 bù shǎo many不少 bù shǎo
不仅 bùjǐn not only (this one)不僅
不管 bùguǎn regardless of不管 bùguǎn
不到 bù dào not to arrive不到 bù dào
并不 bìng bù not at all並不
不再 bù zài no more不再 bù zài
不用 bù yòng need not不用 bù yòng
不想 bù xiǎng unexpectedly不想 bù xiǎng
是不是 shì bù shì is or isn't是不是 shì bù shì
不行 bù xíng won't do不行 bù xíng
不可 bù kě cannot不可 bù kě
不知 bù zhī not to know不知 bù zhī
不够 bù gòu not enough不夠
不了 bù le unable to不了 bù le
不足 bùzú lacking不足 bùzú

Decomposition & Compounds

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Compounds

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    • fǒu
      • , , , , , ,
      • pēi , pēi , , , , pēi , , , piě , , , , , , , , , ,
    • Huán , huài , bēi , 怀 Huái , Huán , wāi , nāo , béng , , , , piān , pēi , póu , fóu , , , , , biáo , , bēi , , , , , ,
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