不要

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Chinese[edit]

not; no
 
important; vital; to want; to be going to; must; demand; ask; request; coerce
simp. and trad.
(不要)
anagram 要不

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

不要

  1. to not want
  2. not going to; will not
  3. do not; don't (as an interjection or imperative)

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of (“do not”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing
Taiwan 不要
Jinan 別價
Xi'an 不敢
Wuhan
Chengdu 不要
Yangzhou 不要
Hefei 不要
Cantonese Guangzhou 唔好
Hong Kong 唔好
Shunde
Zhongshan
Dongguan 唔好
Taishan 唔好
Doumen 唔好
Kaiping 唔好
Yangjiang 無好
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian 毋愛毋好
Jin Taiyuan 不要不敢
Min Bei Jian'ou 伓敢伓讓
Min Dong Fuzhou 伓通
Min Nan Xiamen 毋通毋愛
Quanzhou 毋通毋愛
Zhangzhou 毋通
Taipei
Kaohsiung
Tainan
Lukang
Sanxia 莫去
Yilan 毋通
Chaozhou
Wu Suzhou 𧟰
Wenzhou 𧟰
Xiang Changsha
Shuangfeng

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
よう
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

不要 (-na inflection, hiragana ふよう, rōmaji fuyō)

  1. unnecessary
  2. useless
  3. unused

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

不要 (hiragana ふよう, rōmaji fuyō)

  1. being unnecessary
  2. uselessness
  3. being unused

Antonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.