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English Definitionnot lax; not casual; careful; conscientious
Simplified Script不苟
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄨˋ ㄍㄡˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)bat1gau2
Word Decomposition
(negative prefix); not; no
gǒuif; supposing; careless; negligent; temporarily; (Chinese surname)

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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    
一丝不苟yī sī bùgǒunot one thread loose (idiom); strictly according to the rules; meticulous; not one hair out of place
一笔不苟yībǐ bùgǒulit. not even one stroke is negligent (idiom); fig. to write characters (calligraphy) in which every stroke is placed perfectly
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