不可

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Chinese[edit]

not; no
 
can; may; able to
can; may; able to; certain(ly); to suit; (particle used for emphasis)
simp. and trad.
(不可)
anagram 可不

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/3 2/3 3/3 1/1
Initial () (1) (1) (1) (29)
Final () (136) (136) (60) (94)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Rising (X) Checked (Ø) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open Closed Open
Division () III III III I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pɨu/ /pɨuX/ /pɨut̚/ /kʰɑX/
Pan
Wuyun
/piu/ /piuX/ /piut̚/ /kʰɑX/
Shao
Rongfen
/piəu/ /piəuX/ /piuət̚/ /kʰɑX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/puw/ /puwX/ /put̚/ /kʰaX/
Li
Rong
/piu/ /piuX/ /piuət̚/ /kʰɑX/
Wang
Li
/pĭəu/ /pĭəuX/ /pĭuət̚/ /kʰɑX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/pi̯ə̯u/ /pi̯ə̯uX/ /pi̯uət̚/ /kʰɑX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fōu fǒu fu
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ pjuw › ‹ khaX ›
Old
Chinese
/*pə/ /*[k]ʰˁa[j]ʔ/
English not may; acceptable

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter–Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/3 2/3 3/3 1/1
No. 1025 1029 1048 7446
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0 1 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*pɯ/ /*pɯʔ/ /*pɯ'/ /*kʰaːlʔ/
Notes

Verb[edit]

不可

  1. cannot
    有權不可任性 / 有权不可任性  ―  Yǒuquán bùkě rènxìng.  ―  Those who have power cannot be wilful. (Power is not to be used arbitrarily.)
  2. should not; must not

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (不可):
  • Japanese: 不可(ふか) (fuka)
  • Korean: 불가 (不可, bulga)
  • Vietnamese: bất khả (不可)

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4

Grade: 5
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

The prefix +‎ .

Noun[edit]

不可(ふか) (fuka

  1. being bad or unacceptable
  2. a failing grade on a test

Antonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  • 1998, 広辞苑 (Kōjien), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, →ISBN