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Negating

The following structures are used to negate (usually an adjective or a verb) in Chinese. They are organized according to our grammar points by level.

A1 Negating

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Negation of "you" with "mei" 没 + 有 没有 钱 。
Standard negation with "bu" 不 + Verb / Adj. 他们 是 坏 孩子。

A2 Negating

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Comparing "bu" and "mei" 不 vs 没 我 今天 晚上 吃饭。昨天 晚上 我 吃饭。