Negative commands with "buyao"

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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 + Object


  • 不要 说话!Don't speak!
  • 不要 推 我!Don't push me!
  • 不要 说谎!Don't lie!

See also