Difference between revisions of "Negative commands with "buyao""

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== Sources and further reading ==
{{Used for|Denying and refusing}}
{{Used for|Denying and refusing}}

Revision as of 07:48, 6 September 2013

You can use 不要 (bùyào) to mean "don't". This is similar to the other negative command "别".


Negative commands in Chinese ("do not" or "don't") are formed with 不要. Usually the subject is omitted, as in English.

不要 + Verb


  • 不要 推 我!Don't push me!
  • 不要 说谎!Don't lie!
  • 不要 吃 很 多 肉。
  • 小 孩子不要 喝酒。
  • 不要 生气,好吗?
  • 不要 哭!
  • 不要 在 这里 吸烟。
  • 不要 给 我 打 电话,我 很 忙。
  • 不要 跟 不 认识 的 人 说话。
  • 上课 的 时候不要 说话!

See also

Sources and further reading