bù no; not; not

Made up of [ one radical 1]

Note

One possible derivation is of a bird flying directly upwards to the sky which is impossible
Number of strokes 4

Related characters


Using : bǐng (third in order) chǒu (shameful) dé (virtue) huò (maybe) lì (beautiful) qiě (and) shì (life) yǔ (to give) zhèng (correct) dàn (dawn) bǎi (hundred)

Sounds same

bù (a step)

Different tone

bǔ (divination)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 不
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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

他们不是法国人 tā mén bù shì fǎ guó rén They are not French
不谢 bù xiè you're welcome

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Now written in pinyin as Dao De Jing, this small book is the best known ancient Chinese classic outside China. It is a set of philosophical aphorisms and riddles from the Daoist tradition. Within China the book is less well known, many Chinese would first mention the I Ching (Yi Jing) as the premier ancient classic.
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