Chinese Grammar: Lesson: Standard negation with 不
An important thing to quickly learn in Chinese is how to say no to something. The most common form of negation in Chinese is 不(bù). It's very easy to use, as you're going to see here!
Here's how 不 works:
S + 不 + V (+ Object).
As you see: To say no in Chinese, simply use 不 + the verb you want to say no about.
不 in the future
不 also works to negate actions in the future. This how it works:
See the presence of the word 明天 "tomorrow" in the sentences above? That's what tells you the sentence is taking place in the future.
不 to talk about habits
If there's no mention of time in the sentence, then you can consider 不 is being used to negate a habit, an action repeated over time. These examples will help you understand this better.
Do you see the difference?
It's fairly straightforward, don't worry.
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