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

Related characters


Using zhǐ : wǔ (martial) zhèng (correct) zú (foot) cǐ (this) 齿 chǐ (tooth) dìng (to set)

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 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
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