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 bù (negative prefix) / not / no
Results beginning with 不
 bù néng cannot / must not / should not
 bù shì no / is not / not
 bú shi fault / blame
 bù guò only / merely / no more than / but / however / anyway (to get back to a previous topic) / cannot be more (after adjectival)
 bù huì improbable / unlikely / will not (act, happen etc) / not able / not having learned to do sth / (coll.) (Tw) don't mention it / not at all
 bù tóng different / distinct / not the same / not alike
 bù yào don't! / must not
 bù duàn unceasing / uninterrupted / continuous / constant
 bù cuò correct / right / not bad / pretty good
 bù shǎo many / a lot / not few
 bù zhī not to know / unaware / unknowingly / fig. not to admit (defeat, hardships, tiredness etc)
 bù dé must not / may not / not to be allowed / cannot
 bù jǐn not only (this one) / not just (...) but also
 bù kě cannot / should not / must not
 bù yòng need not
 bù zài no more / no longer
 bù hǎo no good
 bù dào not to arrive / not reaching / insufficient / less than
 bù xiǎng unexpectedly
 bù gǎn not dare to
 bù liǎo unable to / without end
 bù guǎn not to be concerned / regardless of / no matter
 bù zú insufficient / lacking / deficiency / not enough / inadequate / not worth / cannot / should not
 bù rú not equal to / not as good as / inferior to / it would be better to
 bù gòu not enough / insufficient / inadequate
 bù tíng incessant
 bù zài not to be present / to be out / (euphemism) to pass away / to be deceased
 bù dàn not only (... but also...)
 bù xíng won't do / be out of the question / be no good / not work / not be capable
 bù dà not very / not too / not often
 bù bì need not / does not have to / not necessarily
 bù jīn can't help (doing sth) / can't refrain from
 bù rán not so / no / or else / otherwise / if not / How about ...?
 bù liáng bad / harmful / unhealthy
 bù duì incorrect / wrong / amiss / abnormal / queer
 bù jiǔ not long (after) / before too long / soon / soon after
 bù zhù repeatedly / continuously / constantly / unable to (resist, conceal etc)
 bù jiàn not to see / not to meet / to have disappeared / to be missing
 bù dǒng not to understand / cannot (see, hear, understand, as verb complement) / incomprehension
 bù yuàn unwilling / unwillingness
 bù pà fearless / not worried (by setbacks or difficulties) / even if / even though
 bù xiáng not in detail / not quite clear
 bù lùn whatever / no matter what (who, how etc) / regardless of / not to discuss
 bù mǎn resentful / discontented / dissatisfied
 bù xià to be not less than (a certain quantity, amount etc)
 bù chéng won't do / unable to / (at the end of a rhetorical question) can that be?
 bù yǐ endlessly / incessantly
 bù ān unpeaceful / unstable / uneasy / disturbed / restless / worried
 bù biàn constant / unvarying / (math.) invariant
 bù xìng misfortune / adversity / unfortunate / sad / unfortunately / CL:個|个[ge4]
 bù yóu can't help (doing sth)
 bù dòng motionless
 bù míng not clear / unknown / to fail to understand
 bù zhǔn not to allow / to forbid / to prohibit
 bù gù in spite of / regardless of
 bù yí not suitable / inadvisable / inappropriate
 bù zhǐ incessantly / without end / more than / not limited to
 bù gāi should not / to owe nothing
 bù fáng there is no harm in / might as well
 bù yì not easy to do sth / difficult / unchanging
 bù jiě to not understand / to be puzzled by / indissoluble
 bù lì unfavorable / disadvantageous / harmful / detrimental
 bù róng must not / cannot / to not allow / cannot tolerate
 bù shí from time to time / now and then / occasionally / frequently
 bù qīng unclear
 bù jí to fall short of / not as good as / too late
 bù zhǐ not only / not merely
 bù dàng unsuitable / improper / inappropriate
 bù xǔ not to allow / must not / can't
便 bù biàn inconvenient / inappropriate / unsuitable / short of cash
 bù jué unconsciously
 bù kān cannot bear / cannot stand / utterly / extremely
 bù děng unequal / varied
 bù dìng indefinite / indeterminate / (botany) adventitious
 bù lǐ to refuse to acknowledge / to pay no attention to / to take no notice of / to ignore
 bù céng hasn't yet / hasn't ever
 bù jìn not completely / endlessly
 bù xī not stint / not spare / not hesitate (to do sth) / not scruple (to do sth)
 bù yú to withhold / to refuse
 bù fēn not divided / irrespective / not distinguishing between
 bù xiè to disdain to do sth / to think sth not worth doing / to feel it beneath one's dignity
 bù liào unexpectedly / to one's surprise
 bù kuài unhappy / in low spirits / (of a knife) not sharp
 bù yī to vary / to differ
 bù fú not to accept sth / to want to have sth overruled or changed / to refuse to obey or comply / to refuse to accept as final / to remain unconvinced by / not to give in to
 bù miǎn inevitably
 bù shè reluctant to part with (sth or sb) / unwilling to let go of
 bù dài not to have / without / un-
 bù yǔ (literary) not to speak
 bù shì unwell / indisposed / out of sorts
 bù rěn cannot bear to / disturbed
 bù jiā not good
 bù bǐ unlike
 bù shuǎng not well / out of sorts / in a bad mood / without discrepancy / accurate
 bù hé to not conform to / to be unsuited to / to be out of keeping with / should not / ought out
 bù píng uneven / injustice / unfairness / wrong / grievance / indignant / dissatisfied
 bù fán out of the ordinary / out of the common run
 bù tōng to be obstructed / to be blocked up / to be impassable / to make no sense / to be illogical
 bù jiā without / not / un-
 bù shèng cannot bear or stand / be unequal to / very / extremely
 bù hé not to get along well / to be on bad terms / to be at odds / discord
 bù tuǒ not proper / inappropriate
 bù xiè untiring / unremitting / indefatigable
 bù gàn unwilling to do sth / incapable of sth / to quit
 bù fá there is no lack of
 bù shàn bad / ill / not good at / not to be pooh-poohed / quite impressive
 bù guāng not the only one / not only
 bù kuì to be worthy of / to deserve to be called / to prove oneself to be
 bù fú inconsistent / not in agreement with / not agree or tally with / not conform to
 bù miào (of a turn of events) not too encouraging / far from good / anything but reassuring
 bù shèn incautious / inattentive
 bù wěn unstable / unsteady
 bù xiū endlessly / ceaselessly
 bù gān unreconciled to / not resigned to / unwilling
 bù wèn to pay no attention to / to disregard / to ignore / to let go unpunished / to let off
 bù dí no match for / cannot beat
 bù fǎ lawless / illegal / unlawful
 bù yuè displeased / annoyed
 bù sú impressive / out of the ordinary
 bù fù no longer / no more
 bù jì to disregard / to take no account of
 bù jué unending / uninterrupted
 bù wú not without
 bù zhí not worth
 bù xiáng ominous / inauspicious
 bù dān not the only / not merely / not simply
 bù chà not bad / OK
 bù chā to not lack
 bù xiǔ immortal / immortality
 bù fěi considerable (cost etc) / bountiful (crop etc) / high (social status etc)
 bù lì not to do one's best / not to exert oneself
 bù shùn unfavorable / adverse
 bù jī unruly / uninhibited
 bù máng there's no hurry / take one's time
 bù gōng unjust / unfair
 bù zhì not in such a way as to / not likely to
 bù yùn infertility
 bù zhēng widely known / incontestable / undeniable / to not strive for / to not contend for
 bù xī continually / without a break / ceaselessly
 bù shóu see 不熟|不熟[bu4 shu2]
 bù shuāi unfailing / never weakening / enduring / unstoppable
 bù wèi unafraid / to defy
 bù yù to be infertile / to have no offspring
 bù jì not good / of no use
 bù yàn not to tire of / not to object to
 bù zhèn lacking in vitality / depressed (market, spirits etc)
 bù líng not work / be ineffective
 bù cè unexpected / measureless / unexpected circumstance / contingency / mishap
 bù hěn not very
 bù zháo no need / need not
 yě bù neither / nor
 bìng bù not at all / emphatically not
 háo bù hardly / not in the least / not at all
 jué bù in no way / not in the least / absolutely not
 yào bù otherwise / or else / how about...? / either... (or...)
 yǒng bù never / will never
 cóng bù never
 wú bù none lacking / none missing / everything is there / everyone without exception
 jué bù not at all / simply (can) not
 zhè bu (coll.) As a matter of fact, ... (used to introduce evidence for what one has just asserted)
 hé bù why not? / why not do (sth)?
 zài bù if not, then / otherwise
 hǎo bù not at all ... / how very ...
 hěn bù very un-....
 qǐ bù how couldn't...? / wouldn't it...?
 mò bù none doesn't / there is none who isn't / everyone
 sān bù the three no's (abbreviated catchphrase)
 cái bù by no means / definitely not / as if! / yeah right!
 kě bu see 可不是[ke3 bu5 shi4]
 shì bù shì is or isn't / yes or no / whether or not
 duì bu qǐ unworthy / to let down / I'm sorry / excuse me / pardon me / if you please / sorry? (please repeat)
 zhǎo bu dào can't find
 chà bu duō almost / nearly / more or less / about the same / good enough / not bad
 rěn bu zhù cannot help / unable to bear
 huì bù huì (posing a question: whether sb, something) can or cannot? / is able to or not
 néng bù néng can or cannot? / Is it possible? / Can we do it?
 zhǐ bù guò it's just that ...
 zhǐ bu guò only / merely / nothing but / no more than / it's just that ...
 xiǎng bu dào unexpected / hard to imagine / it had not occurred to me / who could have thought that
 shuō bu chū unable to say
 shuō bu dìng can't say for sure / maybe
 hǎo bu hǎo (coll.) all right? / OK?
 lái bu jí there's not enough time (to do sth) / it's too late (to do sth)
 kàn bu jiàn unseen / to be invisible
 kàn bu chū can't see / can't make out / unable to tell
 dé bù dào cannot get / cannot obtain
 kě bu shì that's just the way it is / exactly!
 yào bu shì if it were not for / but for
 shòu bù liǎo unbearable / unable to endure / can't stand
 cóng lái bù never
 lí bu kāi inseparable / inevitably linked to
 shě bu de to hate to do sth / to hate to part with / to begrudge
 yào bù rán otherwise / or else / or
 liǎo bu qǐ amazing / terrific / extraordinary
 hèn bu de wishing one could do sth / to hate to be unable / itching to do sth
 guài bu de no wonder! / so that's why!
 duì bù duì right or wrong? / Is it right? / OK, yes? (colloquial)
 yòng bu zháo not need / have no use for
 dà bù liǎo at worst / if worst comes to worst / serious / alarming
 tīng bu dào can't hear
 kàn bu dǒng unable to make sense of what one is looking at
 bǐ bù shàng can't compare with
 jīn bu zhù can't help it / can't bear it
 dá bù dào cannot achieve / cannot reach
 kàn bu qǐ to look down upon / to despise
 tīng bu dǒng unable to make sense of what one is hearing
 qián bù jiǔ not long ago / not long before
 wàng bù liǎo cannot forget
 shí bù shí from time to time
 tán bu shàng to be out of the question
 shǎo bu liǎo cannot do without / to be unavoidable / are bound to be many
 kàn bu qīng not able to see clearly
 gù bu de unable to change sth / unable to deal with
 xiǎng bu tōng unable to understand / unable to get over
 miǎn bù liǎo unavoidable / can't be avoided
 gēn bu shàng not able to keep up with
 fàng bu xià not to have room to put sth / to be unable to let go
 dòng bu dòng apt to happen (usually of sth undesirable) / frequently / happening easily (e.g. accident or illness)
 gǎo bu dǒng unable to make sense of (sth)
 guò bu qù to make life difficult for / to embarrass / unable to make it through
 qiáo bù qǐ to look down upon / to hold in contempt
 tīng bu jiàn not be able to hear
 gǎo bu hǎo (coll.) maybe / perhaps
 nán bù chéng Is it possible that ... ?
 shuō bu shàng to be unable to say or tell / to not be worth mentioning
 jīng bu qǐ can't stand it / to be unable to bear / to be unable to resist
 gù bu shàng cannot attend to or manage
 shǔ bù qīng countless / innumerable
 shū bù zhī little imagined / scarcely realized
 kàn bu guàn cannot bear to see / to hate / to dislike / to disapprove
 gǎn bù shàng can't keep up with / can't catch up with / cannot overtake
 bàn bu dào impossible / can't be done / no can do / unable to accomplish
 bā bu de (coll.) to be eager for / to long for / to look forward to
 xíng bu tōng won't work / will get (you) nowhere
 chī bu xiāo to be unable to tolerate or endure / to find sth difficult to manage
 liǎng bù wù to neglect neither one
 chī bu xià not feel like eating / be unable to eat any more
 máng bù dié hurriedly / in haste
 jī hū bù hardly / seems not
 zhǎo bu zháo to be unable to find
 duì bu zhù to let sb down / to be unfair / I'm sorry / pardon me (formal)
 shuō bù zhǔn unable to say / can't say precisely
 qiě bù shuō not to mention / leaving aside
 lěng bu fáng unexpectedly / suddenly / at unawares / off guard / against expectations
 sǐ bù liǎo Portulaca Sundial (a type of plant)
 xiǎng bu kāi cannot figure out / to be unable to take a lighter view / to take things too hard / to be depressed / to fret over trifles
 yóu bù de cannot help / to be beyond control of
 jì bu zhù can't remember
 róng bu dé unable to tolerate / intolerant / unable to bear sth
 xiǎo bu diǎn tiny / very small / tiny thing / small child / baby
 hèn bu néng see 恨不得[hen4 bu5 de5]
 jiàn bu dé not fit to be seen by / should not be exposed to / can't bear to see
 mō bu zháo can't touch / can't reach / (fig.) unable to get a grasp of
 suàn bù liǎo does not count for anything / of no account
 mò bù shì probably / perhaps / could it be that...?
 lǎo bù sǐ (derog.) old but still alive / old fart / old bastard
 Lu:3 Bù wéi / Buwei (?291-235 BC), merchant and politician of the State of Qin 秦國|秦国[Qin2 guo2], subsequent Qin Dynasty 秦代[Qin2 dai4] Chancellor, allegedly the father of Ying Zheng 嬴政[Ying2 Zheng4], who subsequently became the first emperor Qin Shihuang 秦始皇[Qin2 Shi3 huang2]
 jīng bu zhù to be unable to bear
 suàn bù dé not count as
 kào bu zhù unreliable
 bǎo bu zhù cannot maintain (sth) / unable to keep / more likely than not / may well
 ná bu dìng to be unsure
 nán bù dǎo not to pose a problem for sb / cannot stump sb
 guǎn bu zháo to have no right or ability to interfere in sth / it's none of your business!
 rě bu qǐ can't afford to offend / dare not provoke / difficult to deal with / insufferable
 fàn bu zháo not worthwhile
 yào bu de intolerable / unacceptable
 niù bu guò can't persuade / unable to make (sb) change their mind / unable to resist (sb)
 jīn bu qǐ to be unable to stand
 shǎo bu dé cannot be avoided / cannot do without
 xià bù lái awkward / embarrassed / cannot be accomplished
 dǎ bu tōng cannot get through (on phone)
 shù bu jìn countless
 yuàn bu de cannot blame / no wonder
 bào bù píng to be outraged by an injustice
 huá bu lái not worth it
 chī bu shàng unable to get anything to eat / to miss a meal
 ér bù xū without needing (to so sth)
 ná bù zhǔn in doubt / unsure of sth / unable to decide / indecisive
使 shǐ bu de cannot be used / must not (do sth) / unacceptable
 míng bù píng to cry out against injustice / to protest unfairness
 jià bu zhù (coll.) unable to withstand / cannot bear / can't stand it / no match for
 hé bù lái unable to get along together / incompatible
 gǎn bù jí not enough time (to do sth) / too late (to do sth)
 fàn bu shàng see 犯不著|犯不着[fan4 bu5 zhao2]
 chī bu zhù to be unable to bear or support
尿湿 niào bù shī (coll.) disposable diaper
 chà bù lí not much different / similar / ordinary / nearly
 mǎi bu qǐ cannot afford / can't afford buying
 chī bu kāi be unpopular / won't work
 āi bù shàng to be irrelevant / to be superfluous
 bǎi bù za of no consequence (idiom)
 bǎi bù za variant of 百不咋[bai3 bu4 za5]
 bǎo bù dìng more likely than not / quite possible / on the cards
 bǎo bu qí more likely than not / quite possible / on the cards
 cāi bu tòu to be unable to guess or make out
 Cáo Bù xīng Cao Buxing or Ts'ao Pu-hsing (active c. 210-250), famous semi-legendary painter, one of the Four Great Painters of the Six dynasties 六朝四大家
 chī bu fú not be accustomed to eating sth / not be used to certain food
 chī bu lái to be unaccustomed to certain food / to not be keen on certain food
 chī bù zhǔn to be unsure about a matter / to be uncertain / to be unable to make sense of sth
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