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


  • 不要 推 我!Don't push me!
  • 不要 说谎!Don't lie!
  • 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 吸烟。Don't smoke 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 want to speak in class!

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