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The Chinese word buyao - 不要 - búyào
(do not in Chinese)

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Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced bùyào. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well (not yet available in this dictionary).

English translations

do not, must not, do not want

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( buyao / búyào ) with pronunciation (English translation: do not )

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不要 ( buyao / búyào ) is composed of these characters: (bu) , (yao)
The traditional Chinese characters of búyào are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 不要 ( buyao / búyào ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Bu yao bi ta tai hen!
Bù yào bī tā tài hĕn!
 – English translation: Don’t push him to hard!

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

not  |  to want
不要 ( buyao / búyào ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 444)
More words that mean must not in Chinese
bùkĕ ( 不可 )

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