adv.(used before verbs, adjectives and some adverbs to indicate negation) not; no
There's no way out but reform.
I don't want to go.
I don't know how to run that machine.
adv.used to reply in the negative
No, he isn't.
No, he doesn't.
No, it's not him.
adv.(used before certain nouns to form an adjective)
adv.dial(used at the end of a sntence to indicate that it is a question)
Does she like the book?
Are you going to the cinema?
How are you?
Is she coming?
adv.(used between a verb and its complement) cannot
find something too heavy to carry
cannot do something well
cannot go in
adv.(used correlatively with 就) if not... (then...)
She studies every night. If she's not reading then she's writing.
adv.(inserted between repeated words to show one's carelessness or indifference)
No matter how expensive it is, I'll have it.
Is she leaving?
No matter how far it is, I'll go there anyhow.
No matter how tired you are, you must do what comes to you.
adv.dial(used in polite formulas only) don't; need not
Forgive me for not seeing you out.
Words and phrases with 不
- 不良[word]bad; defective
- 不久[word]soon; soon after
- 不再[word]no longer;exist no more
- 不得不[word]have to
- 不怕[word]not fear; even if/though
- 不得[word]not get; must not
- 不好意思[idiom]embarrassed; find it embarrassing/difficult
- 不正之风[idiom]unhealthy tendency
- 不知所措[idiom]be at a loss
- Note"不" will be prounouced as "bú " before the fouth tone words.