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
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

Journey to the West

This famous book also known as 'monkey' was written by Wu Cheng'en in c.1580CE. It tells of the journey of the monk Xuanzang who traveled west from China to India to bring them back Buddhist scriptures. The monk's most famous companion is 'monkey' an impish creature of great strength and courage.
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Quintessence of the Nation

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Culture

Traditional Chinese Opera was the entertainment of all Chinese over many centuries. A long evening performance contains elements of drama, music, comedy, acrobatics and martial arts. Each region has its own distinctive form. Over time complex movements have been given specific meanings as a very sparse set is used open on three sides. The art form has inspired many Western composers to emulate the style.
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