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English Definitionotherwise; or else; or
Simplified Script要不然
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinyàobù rán
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄠˋ ㄅㄨˋ ㄖㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jiu3bat1 jin4
Part of Speech(连) conjunction, (副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
要不yàobùotherwise; or else; how about...?; either... (or...)
ráncorrect; right; so; thus; like this; -ly

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
要不是yàobù shìif it were not for; but for
要不要yàobù yàomust or must not
要不了yàobù liǎoto not need
要不了几年yàobùliǎo jǐniánwill not take a few years
yàobùliǎo jǐnián jiù huìwill in just a few years
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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