不以為然

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Chinese[edit]

not; no
 
to use; according to; so as to
to use; according to; so as to; in order to; by; with; because; Israel (abbrev.)
 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
 
so; thus; like this
so; thus; like this; ‑ly; correct; right
trad. (不以為然)
simp. (不以为然)

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

不以為然

  1. to not accept as correct; to disagree; to object; to disapprove
  2. to not care; to not regard as important

Usage notes[edit]

The second sense is common, but is either unincluded (Xiandai Hanyu Cidian, Revised Mandarin Chinese Dictionary) or deemed an erroneous application of this idiom (Xiandai Hanyu Guifan Cidian) in standard Chinese dictionaries.

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