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English Definitionto not be; not; wrong; incorrect; non-; un-; in-; to reproach or blame; (colloquial) to insist on; simply must; abbr. for 非洲, Africa
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Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄈㄟ
Cantonese (Jyutping)fei1
Part of Speech(动) verb, (副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
非常fēichángvery; very much; unusual; extraordinary
非…不可fēi … bùkěhave to be…; must; imperative
非凡fēifánout of the ordinary; unusually (good, talented etc)
非洲fēizhōuAfrica; abbr. for 阿非利加洲
Words With Same Tail Word    
除非chúfēionly if (..., or otherwise, ...); only when; only in the case that; unless
是非shìfēiright and wrong; quarrel
并非bìngfēireally isn't
无非wúfēionly; nothing else
似是而非sì shì érfēiapparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
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