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ChineseEdit

not; no
 
important; vital; to want; to be going to; must; demand; ask; request; coerce
simp. and trad.
(不要)
anagram 要不

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

不要

  1. to not want
    不要主兒 [MSC, trad.]
    不要主儿 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā shì ge bùyào mìng de zhǔr. [Pinyin]
    He's the kind of person who doesn't want to live.
    我們大家不要自顧自互相幫助 [MSC, trad.]
    我们大家不要自顾自互相帮助 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒmen dàjiā bùyào zìgùzì, yào hùxiàng bāngzhù. [Pinyin]
    We shouldn't just care about our own business. We should help each other.
  2. not going to; will not
  3. do not; don't (as an interjection or imperative)
    那麼能幹不要小事牽累 [MSC, trad.]
    那么能干不要小事牵累 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ nàme nénggàn, jué bùyào bèi xiǎoshì qiānlěi. [Pinyin]
    You're so competent; don't ever let something trivial tie you down.

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of (“do not”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese , 1, ,
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing , 別價
Taiwan , 不要
Harbin
Jinan , 別價, 甭價, 不要
Muping
Luoyang , ,
Wanrong , 不要
Xi'an , 不敢
Xining
Xuzhou ,
Lanzhou 不要
Ürümqi
Wuhan 1,
Chengdu 1, 不要,
Guiyang 不要
Liuzhou 1, 莫要
Yangzhou 1, 不要
Nanjing 不要
Hefei , 不要
Cantonese Guangzhou , 唔好
Hong Kong , 唔好
Hong Kong (San Tin Weitou) 唔好
Shunde
Zhongshan (Shiqi)
Doumen (Shangheng Tanka) 唔好
Taishan 唔好
Kaiping (Chikan) 唔好
Dongguan , 唔好
Shaoguan
Yunfu , 唔好
Yangjiang 1, 無好
Xinyi
Lianjiang
Nanning 冇要
Kuala Lumpur
Gan Nanchang 1
Lichuan 毋要, 不要
Pingxiang 不要
Hakka Meixian 1, 毋愛, 毋好
Xingning 毋愛
Huidong (Daling) 毋好
Qujiang 毋好
Lianshan (Xiaosanjiang) 毋好
Changting 毋要
Liancheng 毋要
Ninghua 毋要
Yudu 毋要, 毋敢
Ruijin 毋要
Shicheng 毋要
Shangyou 毋要
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 毋好
Liudui (S. Sixian) 毋好
Hsinchu (Hailu) 毋好
Dongshi (Dabu) 毋好
Hsinchu (Raoping) 毋好
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 毋好
Hong Kong 毋好
Sabah 毋愛
Senai 毋好
Huizhou Jixi 不要,
Shexian 不要,
Tunxi 不要,
Jin Taiyuan 不要, 不敢
Xinzhou 不要, ,
Min Bei Jian'ou 伓敢, 伓讓, 1
Min Dong Fuzhou 伓通, 1
Fuqing 伓通
Matsu 1
Min Nan Xiamen 毋通, 毋愛, 2
Quanzhou 毋通, 毋愛
Zhangzhou 毋通, 2
Taipei 2
Kaohsiung 2
Tainan 2
Lukang 2
Sanxia 莫去
Yilan 毋通, 2
Penang 2, 毋通
Pingnan
Chaozhou , 2
Shantou , 2
Haifeng 2
Johor Bahru
Haikou 無用, 2, 無莫
Leizhou 無地
Pinghua Nanning 冇要
Wu Shanghai 勿要, 𧟰
Suzhou 𧟰
Hangzhou
Wenzhou 𧟰
Chongming 𧟰
Danyang 弗要, 𫸻
Jinhua 𫸻, 弗要, 弗用
Ningbo
Xiang Changsha 1, 不要
Shuangfeng 1
Loudi 不要, 1
Quanzhou

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
よう
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Alternative formsEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

不要 (-na inflection, hiragana ふよう, rōmaji fuyō)

  1. unnecessary
  2. useless
  3. unused

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

不要 (hiragana ふよう, rōmaji fuyō)

  1. being unnecessary
  2. uselessness
  3. being unused

AntonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.