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.
    公共場所不要吸煙 [MSC, trad.]
    公共场所不要吸烟 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè shì gōnggòng chǎngsuǒ, qǐng nín bùyào xīyān. [Pinyin]
    This is a public place — please do not smoke.
    不要這麼匆忙答覆好好 [MSC, trad.]
    不要这么匆忙答覆好好 [MSC, simp.]
    bùyào zhème cōngmáng de jiù dáfù wǒ, nǐ yào hǎohǎo xiǎng yī xiǎng. [Pinyin]
    Don't be in such a hurry to respond to me — you have to think about it.

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
よう
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Alternative formsEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

()(よう) (fuyōふえう (fueu)? -na (adnominal ()(よう) (fuyō na), adverbial ()(よう) (fuyō ni))

  1. unnecessary
  2. useless
  3. unused

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

()(よう) (fuyōふえう (fueu)?

  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.