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
Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.

fēi fly

Origin

A simplified form of a long necked crane in flight
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