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不然
Main
English Definitionnot so; no; or else; otherwise; if not; How about ...?
Simplified Script不然
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinbùrán
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄨˋ ㄖㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)bat1jin4
Part of Speech(连) conjunction, (副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
(negative prefix); not; no
ráncorrect; right; so; thus; like this; -ly

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
不同bùtóngdifferent; distinct; not the same; not alike
不久bùjiǔnot long (after); before too long; soon; soon after
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
Words With Same Tail Word    
虽然suīránalthough; even though; even if
当然dāngránonly natural; as it should be; certainly; of course; without doubt
突然tūránsudden; abrupt; unexpected
忽然hūránsuddenly; all of a sudden
自然zìránnature; natural; naturally
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