bù a step; a pace; walk

Made up of [ zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint radical 77]

Note

A pictogram of a left and right footprint representing a footstep
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses zhǐ component: 齿 chǐ (tooth) cǐ (this) dìng (to set) wǔ (martial) zhèng (correct) zǒu (walk) zú (foot)

Sounds same

bù (no; not)

Different tone

bǔ (divination)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

步步高升 bù bù gāo shēng Congratulation on promotion or a new job
邯郸学步 hán dān xué bù Pompous and pretentious. Trying too hard to impress
五十步笑一百步 wǔ shí bù xiào yī bǎi bù Being complacent about the future. Believing a job is all but done when only half done.
一步登天 yī bù dēng tiān An attempt to achieve a goal all in one go without hard work
一步一个脚印儿 yī bù yī gè jiǎo yìnr Work steadily one step at a time in order to make solid progress

North and South Korea

When asked why there are separate states of North and South Korea, most people think it is the result of a Civil War long ago. The true reason however is much less comforting. The division of the ancient kingdom of Korea was a stitch-up between Russia and the U.S. during the second World War. Basically both countries wanted it and neither could agree to the other having it, so the worst possible compromise for the people of Korea, took place - it was split in two with North Korea under Russian control, and South Korea under American control.
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