bù no; not; not

Made up of [ one radical 1]
Used as component in : hái ; bēi
Similar looking characters : xià (down)

Note

One possible derivation is of a bird flying directly upwards to the sky which is impossible or else a plant growing downwards
Number of strokes: 4

Related characters


Also uses component: bǎi (hundred) bǐng (third in order) chǒu (shameful) dàn (dawn) dé (virtue) huà (to draw) huò (maybe) jiāng (border) kāi (begin) lì (beautiful) liǎng (pair) měng (Mongol) miè (to extinguish) qiě (and) shì (life) yǔ (to give) zài (again) zhèng (correct)

Sounds same

bù (a step)

Different tone

bǔ (divination)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 不
Stroke order for character 不, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

爱不释手 ài bù shì shǒu Locked in love's clutches
百闻不如一见 bǎi wén bù rú yí jiàn Delighted to meet you in person at last
百折不挠 bǎi zhé bù náo Persistence pays off in the end
兵不厌诈 bīng bù yàn zhà In warfare nothing is too dishonest
不耻下问 bù chǐ xià wèn There is no shame in asking help of those less fortunate
不到黄河不死心 bù dào Huáng hé bù sǐ xīn Keep going until you hit an insurmountable obstacle

Phrases

tā mén bù shì fǎ guó rén They are not French
bù xiè You're welcome

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