bù a step; a pace; walk

Made up of [ zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint radical 77]
Used as component in : shè

Note

A pictogram of a left and right footprint representing a footstep
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses zhǐ component: 齿 chǐ (tooth) cǐ (this) dìng (to set) wǔ (martial) zhèng (correct) zǒu (walk) zú (foot)

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 Learning how the residents of Handan walk . The story is of a man back in the Warring States period who took on the gait of grand city folk trying to impress but could no longer walk properly. Pompous and pretentious.
五十步笑一百步 wǔ shí bù xiào yī bǎi bù Being complacent about the future. Believing a job is all but 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
安步当车 ān bù dàng chē Turn down luxury and high office for a simpler life. The story is of a scholar from the Warring States period who was offered great wealth and his own carriage to serve the King of Qi.

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