ChineseEdit

not; no
 
important; vital; to want
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.

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
よう
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Alternative formsEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

不要(ふよう) (fuyō-na (adnominal 不要(ふよう) (fuyō na), adverbial 不要(ふよう) (fuyō ni), historical kana ふえう)

  1. unnecessary
  2. useless
  3. unused

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

不要(ふよう) (fuyō (historical kana ふえう)

  1. being unnecessary
  2. uselessness
  3. being unused

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ReferencesEdit

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