The Chinese word 不 means “not” or “no”. It is used to negate verbs, adjectives, and nouns. For example, 不好 means “not good” and 不喜欢 means “don’t like”. 不 is also used to form negative questions, such as 不是吗? which means “isn’t it?”. In addition, 不 can be combined with other characters to form compound words, such as 不错 which means “not bad”.
Adverb: no, not
|他不喜欢吃辣的食物||tā bù xǐhuān chī là de shíwù||He doesn’t like to eat spicy food|
|我不知道明天会不会下雨||wǒ bù zhīdào míngtiān huì bù huì xiàyǔ||I don’t know if it will rain tomorrow or not|
|她不会开车，所以每天都坐公交车上班||tā bù huì kāichē, suǒyǐ měitiān dōu zuò gōngjiāochē shàngbān||She can’t drive, so she takes the bus to work every day|
|他不想去参加那个聚会||tā bù xiǎng qù cānjiā nàge jùhuì||He doesn’t want to go to that party|
|这个问题不难，你可以试试||zhège wèntí bù nán, nǐ kěyǐ shì shì||This problem is not difficult, you can give it a try|
|我们不应该浪费食物||wǒmen bù yīnggāi làngfèi shíwù||We shouldn’t waste food|
|他们不敢去那个鬼屋||tāmen bù gǎn qù nàge guǐwū||They are too scared to go to that haunted house|
|这里不允许吸烟||zhèlǐ bù yǔnxǔ xīyān||Smoking is not allowed here|
不 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.