Chinese Word: 不 bù — not

The Mandarin Chinese word for “not” is 不 bù.

The tone of the character 不 changes depending on the next character to make the tonal transition smoother.

  • bù 1
  • bù 2
  • bù 3
  • bú 4

Here are some examples of how to use this word:

  • 我不喜欢你. Wǒ bù xǐhuān nǐ. – I don’t like you.
  • 不对! Bú duì! – not right, not so!
  • 我不说! Wǒ bù shuō! – I’m not saying!


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