bù no; not; not

Made up of [ one radical 1]


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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stroke order for 不
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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


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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