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Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
bù yào
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
bat1 yiu3
Short definition must not
Usage frequency Very common
Chinese synonyms Chinese Gratis iconChinese tools icon (Click icons, results will appear below)
All available English definitions must notAdso icon /
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: must not
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: samemdbg
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: sameldc
Copyleft icon LDC icon LDC: don't!; must not
Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: sameldc'
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不要(bù yào) must not
(zài) re-
假装(jiǎ zhuāng) to feign
一切都( yī qiē dū)
好了(hǎo le) ready
不是(bú shì) is not
这样的(zhèyàng) this kind of

Stop pretending that everything's okay. It's not.

不要(bù yào) must not
忘记(wàng jì) to forget
(nǐ) variant of 你, you (female)
(zhōng) end
(sǐ) rigid
一天(yī tiān) one day

Keep in mind that you must die.

(wǒ) I
不要(bù yào) must not
结婚(jié hūn) to marry

I don't want to get married.

(yào) may
就要(jiù yào) will
不要(bù yào) must not
(jiù) only
拉倒(lā dǎo) forget about it

Take it, or leave it.

(dàng) when
(zhǐ) finger
发明(fā míng) invention
的时候( de shí hòu) when
不要(bù yào) must not
(yòng) hence
发现(fā xiàn) to discover
这个字(zhè ge zì) this character

Don't use "discover" when you mean "invent".

(nǐ) variant of 你, you (female)
不要(bù yào) must not
自甘堕落( zì gān duò luò)

You don't have to kick yourself.

这场( zhè chǎng)
会议(huì yì) meeting
(hěn) quite
重要(zhòng yào) important
不要(bù yào) must not
(cuò) bad

This conference is very important. Don't miss it.

不要(bù yào) must not
触碰(chùpèng) to come into contact with
这些(zhè xiē) these
货物(huò wù) goods

Don't touch the goods.

不要(bù yào) must not
问她( wèn tā)
任何(rèn hé) any
有关(yǒu guān) to concern
婚姻的( hūn yīn de) hymeneal
问题(wèn tí) issue

Don't ask her any questions about her marriage.

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