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 "".


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 出门。Don't go out.
  • 不要 说 英文。Don't speak English.
  • 晚上 不要 喝 咖啡。Don't drink coffee at night.
  • 不要 离开 我!Don't leave me!

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