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English Definitionnot long (after); before too long; soon; soon after
Simplified Script不久
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄨˋ ㄐㄧㄡˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)bat1gau2
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
(negative prefix); not; no
jiǔ(long) time; (long) duration of time

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Words With Same Head Word    
不同bùtóngdifferent; distinct; not the same; not alike
不错bùcuòcorrect; right; not bad; pretty good
不但bùdànnot only (... but also...)
不如bùrúnot equal to; not as good as; inferior to; it would be better to
不用bùyòngneed not
Words With Same Tail Word    
悠久yōujiǔlong (tradition, history etc)
好久hǎojiǔquite a while
持久chíjiǔlasting; enduring; persistent; permanent; protracted; endurance; persistence; to last long
长久chángjiǔ(for a) long time
永久yǒngjiǔeverlasting; perpetual; lasting; forever; permanent
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