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 03:19, 26 December 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 打 我!Don't hit me!
  • 不要 说话!Don't talk!
  • 不要 吃 很 多 肉。Don't eat a lot of meat.
  • 小 孩子不要 喝酒。Small kids doesn't want to drink alcohol.
  • 不要 生气,好吗?Don't get angry, OK?
  • 不要 哭!Don't cry!
  • 不要 在 这里 吃饭。Don't eat here.
  • 不要 给 我 打 电话,我 很 忙。Don't call me, I am very busy.
  • 不要 跟 不 认识 的 人 说话。Don't talk to people you don't know.
  • 上课 的 时候不要 说话!Don't talk while in class!

See also

Sources and Further Reading