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Can this also mean "need" or "necessary"? Badagnani 04:29, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes it can, when used in the negative (不用).
  1. 不用吃那么多[1]
    no need to eat so much!

A-cai 06:32, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you; could you add this to the definitions in the character's entry? Badagnani 07:46, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

It's on my list, I just finished with the f's for beginning Mandarin (for compounds, now I have to go back and do single Han entries). On to the g's...

A-cai 12:19, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

What happened to significance of written form of character?[edit]

What happened to the significance of the written form of this character? This would seem to be of great educational importance. Badagnani 08:28, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

This entry has never had any etymological information. Robert Ullmann 12:13, 9 November 2006 (UTC)