Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 15

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Today's Chinese character:

Sorry, this is a completely negative lesson!

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bu4
ATTENTION: When it precedes a syllable of the fourth tone, it is pronounced in the second tone.
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-Used to form a negative

Description and Examples

bu4is used to form the negative of verbs, adjectives or other Chinese adverbial words. Its place is just before them.

Sentence Structure 6
The Negative “是” Sentence

The negative form of the "shi4" sentence is formed by putting the negative adverb bu4 before shi4.

Example

ni3men5ni3men5liang3ge4ren2bu2shi4yi1sheng1yi1sheng1



A Joke

A:ni2hao3!
B:ni3bu4hao3!

Exercise

Translate and write the following sentences:

I don't love him.

She doesn't love me.

She is not my teacher.


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Characters' Details

Chinese Character 34 of 1000

appearance score: # 4
frequency: 1.1565212%
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bu4
ATTENTION: When it precedes a syllable of the fourth tone, it is pronounced in the second tone.
Meaning Help
-No
-This is a Chinese adverbial word:
1. used before verbs, adjectives or other Chinese adverbial words to form a negative;
ATTENTION: The negative form of the verb you3 is mei2you3, bu4you3 is wrong.
2. used alone as a negative answer;
3. used at the end of a sentence to form a question;
4. used in the negative form of the potential complement;
5. inserted in reiterative locutions, usually preceded by shen2me5shen2me5 to indicate indifference;
6. used together with jiu4 to indicate a choice (either... or...)
-Needn't, don't
Pronunciation Help
Meaning Help
-First character of the Chinese word for 'cannot, not to': bu5de5bu5de5

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.Help

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