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[名不副實] míngbùfùshí the name does not reflect the reality (idiom); more in name than in fact
Reality does not live up to the name.
Excellent theory, but the practice does not bear it out.

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        míngzi, name (of a person or thing)/CL:個|个[gè]
        míng, name/noun (part of speech)/place (e.g. among winners)/famous/classifier for peop...
        míngdān, [名單], list (of names)
        zhùmíng, famous/noted/well-known/celebrated
        qiānmíng, [簽名], to sign (one's name with a pen etc)/to autograph/signature
        míngrén, personage/celebrity
        míngjiào, called/named
        zuìmíng, criminal charge/accusation
        chūmíng, well-known for sth/to become well known/to make one's mark
        míngyì, [名義], name/titular/nominal/in name/ostensible purpose
        xìngmíng, name and surname/CL:個|个[gè]
        míngshēng, [名聲], reputation
        míngpiàn, (business) card
        tímíng, to nominate
        yǒumíng, famous/well-known
        mìngmíng, to give a name to/to dub/to christen/to designate/named after/naming
        
        nìmíng, anonymous
        zhīmíng, well-known/famous
        míngyù, [名譽], fame/reputation/honor/honorary/emeritus (of retired professor)
        bàomíng, [報名], to sign up/to enter one's name/to apply/to register/to enroll/to enlist
        páimíng, ranking/ordered list/to rank nth out of 100/to be placed/roll of honor
        mòmíngqímiào, unfathomable mystery (idiom); subtle and ineffable/unable to make head or tail o...
        míngxià, under sb's name
        chéngmíng, to make one's name/to become famous
        míngpái, famous brand
        Dàmíng/dàmíng, Daming county in Handan 邯鄲|邯郸[Hán dān], Hebei, great name/your distinguished nam...
        qǔmíng, to name/to be named/to christen/to seek fame
        wénmíng, [聞名], well-known/famous/renowned/eminent
        míngchēng, [名稱], name (of a thing)/name (of an organization)
        huàmíng, to use an alias/assumed name/pseudonym
        míngqì, [名氣], reputation/fame
        wúmíng, [無名], nameless/obscure
        tóngmíng, of the same name/homonymous/self-titled (album)
        chòumíngzhāozhù, notorious/infamous/egregious (bandits)
        míngtang, variety/result/reason
        hēimíngdān, [黑名單], blacklist/list of proscribed people (books etc)
        míngyán, saying/famous remark
        shūmíng, [書名], name of a book/reputation as calligrapher
        wúmíngshì, [無名氏], anonymous (e.g. author, donor etc)
        diǎnmíng, [點名], roll call/to mention sb by name/(to call or praise or criticize sb) by name
        míngcí, [名詞], noun
        míngé, [名額], quota/number of places/place (in an institution, a group etc)
        míngliú, gentry/celebrities
        wúmíngxiǎozú, [無名小卒], lit. nameless soldier (idiom); an unknown/nonentity
        shǔmíng, to sign (a signature)
        míngmó, top model
        míngfùqíshí, [名副其實], not just in name only, but also in reality (idiom)
        shēngmíng, [聲名], reputation/declaration
        dìmíng, place name/toponym
        shēngmínglángjí, [聲名狼藉], to have a bad reputation
        gǎimíng, to change one's name
        jiǎmíng, false name/pseudonym/alias/pen name/the Japanese kana scripts/hiragana 平假名 and k...
        zhīmíngdù, reputation/profile/familiarity in the public consciousness
        míngwàng, renown/prestige
        míngwéi, [名為], to be called/to be known as
        míngcè, [名冊], roll (of names)/register/CL:本[běn]
        qǐmíng, to name/to christen/to take a name
        mòmíng, indescribable/ineffable
        yǐnxìngmáimíng, [隱姓埋名], to conceal one's identity/living incognito
        chúmíng, to strike off (the rolls)/to remove from a list/to expunge/to expel
        dàmíngdǐngdǐng, grand reputation/renowned/famous
        
        yìmíng, [藝名], stage name (of an actor or actress)
        míngzhù, masterpiece
        èmíng, [惡名], bad name/evil reputation
        biémíng, [別名], alias/alternative name
        
        shèngmíng, famous reputation
        míngqǔ, famous song/well-known piece of music
        dàimíngcí, [代名詞], pronoun/synonym/byword
        míngliè, to rank (number 1, or third last etc)/to be among (those who are in a particular...
        Mínglìchǎng, [名利場], Vanity Fair (novel and magazine title)
        míngguì, [名貴], famous and valuable/rare/precious
        mínghuà, [名畫], famous painting
        bǐmíng, [筆名], pen name/pseudonym
        rénmíng, personal name
        míngcì, position in a ranking of names/place/rank
        
        mínglì, fame and profit
        míngmén, [名門], famous family/prestigious house
        
        shèhuìmíngliú, [社會名流], celebrity/public figure
        yīwénbùmíng, to be penniless
        shēnbàimíngliè, [身敗名裂], to lose one's standing/to have one's reputation swept away/a complete defeat and...
        gōngchéngmíngjiù, to win success and recognition (idiom)
        
        míngxiào, famous school
        màomíngdǐngtì, [冒名頂替], to assume sb's name and take his place (idiom); to impersonate/to pose under a f...
        
        
        mínghào, [名號], name/good reputation/title
        zhǐmíng, to mention by name/to designate/designated
        
        wúmíngzhǐ, [無名指], ring finger
        yángmíng, [揚名], to become famous/to become notorious
        
        
        
        
        míngbùxūchuán, [名不虛傳], lit. name is not in vain (idiom); a fully justified reputation/enjoys a well-des...
        yònghùmíng, [用戶名], username/user ID
        shízhìmíngguī, [實至名歸], fame follows merit (idiom)
        mínglièqiánmáo, to rank among the best
        qímíng, [齊名], equally famous
        
        Mínggǔwū, Nagoya, city in Japan
        wénmíngyúshì, [聞名於世], world-famous
        zhèngmíng, official name/proper title/to attain a formal title
        xūmíng, [虛名], false reputation
        jǔshìwénmíng, [舉世聞名], world-famous (idiom)
        měimíng, good name or reputation
        míngzhèngyánshùn, [名正言順], right and proper/authoritative and fair/(modified from Confucian Analects) with ...
        zhìlǐmíngyán, wise saying/words of wisdom
        liánmíng, [聯名], jointly (signed, declared, sponsored)
        míngchuíqīngshǐ, lit. reputation will go down in history (idiom); fig. achievements will earn ete...
        míngjiàng, [名將], famous general
        
        chòumíngyuǎnyáng, [臭名遠揚], stinking reputation/notorious far and wide
        míngyī, [名醫], famous doctor
        
        mínglìshuāngshōu, [名利雙收], both fame and fortune (idiom)/both virtue and reward
        yùmíng, domain name
        bàomíngbiǎo, [報名表], application form/registration form/CL:張|张[zhāng]
        míngshī, [名師], famous master/great teacher
        míngbùjiànjīngzhuàn, [名不見經傳], (lit.) name not encountered in the classics/unknown (person)/nobody
        yuánmíng, original name
        démíng, to get one's name/named (after sth)
        
        míngjié, [名節], reputation and integrity
        Míngjiā/míngjiā, School of Logicians of the Warring States Period (475-220 BC), also called the S...
        míngzuò, masterpiece/famous work
        mínglù, [名錄], directory
        
        jiǔwéndàmíng, [久聞大名], your name has been known to me for a long time (polite)
        wújìmíng, [無記名], (of a document) not bearing a name/unregistered (financial securities etc)/beare...
        míngshèng, [名勝], a place famous for its scenery or historical relics/scenic spot/CL:處|处[chù]
        
        jiǔfùshèngmíng, [久負盛名], seasoned/honed to perfection over centuries/special reserve
        
        xiǎomíng, pet name for a child/childhood name
        
        míngjù, famous saying/celebrated phrase
        túyǒuxūmíng, [徒有虛名], with an undeserved reputation (idiom); unwarranted fame/nowhere near as good as ...
        
        yīngmíng, illustrious name/legendary reputation
        wēimíng, fame for fighting prowess/military glory
        
        
        xuémíng, [學名], scientific name/Latin name (of plant or animal)/(according to an old system of n...
        
        
        míngjiǔ, a famous wine
        
        míngcài, famous dishes/specialty dishes
        
        wénmíngxiáěr, [聞名遐邇], to be famous far and wide (idiom)
        yǒumíngwúshí, [有名無實], lit. has a name but no reality (idiom); exists only in name/nominal
        míngbùfùshí, [名不副實], the name does not reflect the reality (idiom); more in name than in fact/Reality...
        
        zhīmíngrénshì, public figure/celebrity
        
        
        
        gēngmíng, to change name
        tímíng, [題名], autograph/to sign one's name
        wúmíngyīngxióng, [無名英雄], unnamed hero
        yìmíng, [譯名], translated names/transliteration
        chímíng, [馳名], famous
        Míngshān, famous mountain/Mingshan county in Ya'an 雅安[Yǎ ān], Sichuan
        màmíng, [罵名], infamy/blackened name
        
        měiqímíngyuē, to call by the glorified name of (idiom)
        
        mùmíngérlái, [慕名而來], to come to a place on account of its reputation (idiom); attracted to visit a fa...
        míngyuán, young lady of note/debutante
        gùmíngsīyì, [顧名思義], as the name implies
        
        
        gūmíngdiàoyù, [沽名釣譽], to angle for fame (idiom)/to fish for compliments
        
        míngzàoyīshí, [名噪一時], to achieve fame among one's contemporaries (idiom); temporary or local celebrity
        míngshènggǔjì, [名勝古跡], historical sites and scenic spots
        
        
        
        
        zhēngmíngduólì, [爭名奪利], to fight for fame, grab profit (idiom); scrambling for fame and wealth/only inte...
        
        míngfèn, a person's status
        
        
        
        chéngmíngzuò, work that makes one's name
        
        màomíng, an impostor/to impersonate
        
        
        mùmíng, to admire sb's reputation/to seek out famous person or location
        
        jīnbǎngtímíng, [金榜題名], to win top marks in the imperial examinations
        míngbùfúshí, [名不符實], the name does not correspond to reality (idiom); it doesn't live up to its reput...
        míngcúnshíwáng, [名存實亡], the name remains, but the reality is gone (idiom)
        míngmù, name of an item/fame
        
        gōngmíng, scholarly honor (in imperial exams)/rank/achievement/fame/glory
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        míngwèi, fame and position/official rank
        
        míngshì, famous scholar/worthy/celebrity, esp. distinguished literary person having no of...
        
        guómíng, [國名], name of country
        
        
        
        bùmíngyù, [不名譽], disreputable/disgraceful
        
        
        jùmíng, to sign/to put one's name to
        
        diǎnmíngcè, [點名冊], register of names/attendance roll book
        míngmǎntiānxià, [名滿天下], world famous
        
        píngjiǎmíng, hiragana (Japanese script)
        
        míngchén, important official or statesman (in feudal China)
        
        
        
        míngluòsūnshān, [名落孫山], (idiom) to fail in imperial exam
        
        míngchéng, famous city
        míngchǎn, [名產], staple/name-brand product
        míngjué, famous actor
        páimíngbiǎo, league table/roll of honor
        
        míngmùfánduō, names of many kinds (idiom); items of every description
        míngyángsìhǎi, [名揚四海], to become known far and wide (idiom)/famous
        rǔmíng, pet name for a child/infant name
        
        
        bùkěmíngzhuàng, [不可名狀], indescribable/beyond description
        
        
        
        
        
        
        tóumíng, [頭名], first place/leader (of a race)
        
        wèimíng, unnamed/unidentified
        

        bù, (negative prefix)/not/no
        bùguò, [不過], only/merely/no more than/but/however/anyway (to get back to a previous topic)
        bùyào, don't!/must not
        duìbuqǐ, [對不起], unworthy/to let down/I'm sorry/excuse me/pardon me/if you please/sorry? (please ...
        bùcuò, [不錯], correct/right/not bad/pretty good
        bùnéng, cannot/must not/should not
        bùguǎn, no matter (what, how)/regardless of/no matter
        bùxíng, won't do/be out of the question/be no good/not work/not be capable
        bùtóng, different/distinct/not the same/not alike
        bùhǎoyìsi, to feel embarrassed/to find it embarrassing/to be sorry (for inconveniencing sb)
        bùhǎo, no good
        bùzài, no more/no longer
        bùyòng, need not
        chàbuduō, almost/nearly/more or less/about the same/good enough/not bad
        bùdébù, have no choice or option but to/cannot but/have to/can't help it/can't avoid
        bùrán, not so/no/or else/otherwise/if not
        bùbì, need not/does not have to/not necessarily
        bùzàihu, not to care
        zhǐbuguò/zhǐbùguò, [只不過]/[祇不過], only/merely/nothing but/no more than, it's just that ...
        bùxìng, misfortune/adversity/unfortunate/sad/unfortunately/CL:個|个[gè]
        bùgòu, [不夠], not enough/insufficient/inadequate
        bùxǔ, [不許], not to allow/must not/can't
        bùshǎo, many/a lot/not few
        juébù, [絕不], in no way/not in the least/absolutely not
        bùzhī, not to know/unaware/unknowingly/fig. not to admit (defeat, hardships, tiredness ...
        bùkěsīyì, [不可思議], inconceivable (idiom); unimaginable/unfathomable
        bùduì, [不對], incorrect/wrong/amiss/abnormal/queer
        bùdào, not to arrive/not reaching/insufficient/less than
        bùjiàn, [不見], not to see/not to meet/to have disappeared/to be missing
        
        bùduàn, [不斷], unceasing/uninterrupted/continuous/constant
        
        
        bùkě, cannot/should not/must not
        shòubùliǎo, unbearable/unable to endure/can't stand
        liǎobuqǐ, amazing/terrific/extraordinary
        bùjǐn, [不僅], not only (this one)/not just (...) but also
        shuōbudìng, [說不定], can't say for sure/maybe
        bùjiǔ, not long (after)/before too long/soon/soon after
        bùzhǐ, incessantly/without end/more than/not limited to
        bùān, unpeaceful/unstable/uneasy/disturbed/restless/worried
        bùlùn, [不論], whatever/no matter what (who, how etc)/regardless of/not to discuss
        dàbùliǎo, at worst/if worst comes to worst/serious/alarming
        juébù, [決不], not at all/simply (can) not
        yǔzhòngbùtóng, [與眾不同], to stand out from the masses (idiom)
        bùzhǔn, not to allow/to forbid/to prohibit
        bùhuì, [不會], improbable/unlikely/will not (act, happen etc)/not able/not having learned to do...
        bùmiào, (of a turn of events) not too encouraging/far from good/anything but reassuring
        bùrú, not equal to/not as good as/inferior to/it would be better to
        yòngbuzháo, [用不著], not need/have no use for
        bùlài, [不賴], not bad/good/fine
        cóngbù, [從不], never
        bùlì, unfavorable/disadvantageous/harmful/detrimental
        
        yǒngbù, never/will never
        háobù, hardly/not in the least/not at all
        shìbùshì, is or isn't/yes or no/whether or not
        yàobùrán, otherwise/or else/or
        bùxī, not stint/not spare/not hesitate (to do sth)/not scruple (to do sth)
        rěnbuzhù, cannot help/unable to bear
        hébù, why not?/why not do (sth)?
        bùzú, insufficient/lacking/deficiency/not enough/inadequate/not worth/cannot/should no...
        láibují, [來不及], there's not enough time (to do sth)/it's too late (to do sth)
        bùmíng, not clear/unknown/to fail to understand
        búshi/bùshì, fault/blame, no/is not/not
        bùyàojǐn, [不要緊], unimportant/not serious/it doesn't matter/never mind/it looks all right, but
        pòbùjídài, impatient (idiom); in a hurry/itching to get on with it
        bùdé, must not/may not/not to be allowed/cannot
        xiǎngbudào, unexpected/hard to imagine/it had not occurred to me/who could have thought that
        yàobù, otherwise/or else/how about...?/either... (or...)
        bùguāng, not the only one/not only
        bùpà, fearless/not worried (by setbacks or difficulties)/even if/even though
        xíngbutōng, won't work/will get (you) nowhere
        guàibude, no wonder!/so that's why!
        bùliáng, bad/harmful/unhealthy
        bùdàn, not only (... but also...)
        shíbùshí, [時不時], from time to time
        bùmǎn, [不滿], resentful/discontented/dissatisfied
        bùzhìyú, [不至於], unlikely to go so far as to/not as bad as
        
        bùdéliǎo, desperately serious/disastrous/extremely/exceedingly
        bùyǐ, endlessly/incessantly
        guòbuqù, [過不去], to make life difficult for/to embarrass/unable to make it through
        bùdà, not very/not too/not often
        hǎobùróngyì, with great difficulty/very difficult
        bùzěnme, [不怎麼], not very/not particularly
        bùtōng, to be obstructed/to be blocked up/to be impassable/to make no sense/to be illogi...
        cóngláibù, [從來不], never
        bùtuǒ, not proper/inappropriate
        bùgù, [不顧], in spite of/regardless of
        wúchùbùzài, [無處不在], to be everywhere
        
        bùzhīsuǒcuò, not knowing what to do (idiom); at one's wits' end/embarrassed and at a complete...
        
        bùzéshǒuduàn, [不擇手段], by fair means or foul/by hook or by crook/unscrupulously
        bǐbùshàng, can't compare with
        yìxiǎngbùdào, unexpected/previously unimagined
        bùkěbìmiǎn, unavoidably
        gǎnjībùjìn, [感激不盡], can't thank sb enough (idiom)
        bùjiǔqián, not long ago
        diédiébùxiū, to chatter or jabber on and on
        qíngbùzìjīn, unable to restrain emotions/cannot help
        bùfáng, there is no harm in/might as well
        bùkělǐyù, to be impervious to reason (idiom)/unreasonable
        
        bùkān, cannot bear/cannot stand/utterly/extremely
        bùcéng, never (have done sth)
便         bùbiàn, inconvenient/inappropriate/unsuitable/short of cash
        
        shìérbùjiàn, [視而不見], to turn a blind eye to/to ignore
        jiéránbùtóng, entirely different/different as black and white
        bùdéyǐ, to act against one's will/to have no alternative but to/to have to/to have no ch...
        bùshì, [不適], unwell/indisposed/out of sorts
        wúsuǒbùnéng, [無所不能], omnipotent
        xīnbùzàiyān, absent-minded/preoccupied/inattentive/with one's thoughts wandering
        wēibùzúdào, negligible/insignificant
        bùdàodé, immoral
        bùgùyīqiè, [不顧一切], reckless/regardless of everything
        hènbude, wishing one could do sth/to hate to be unable/itching to do sth
        
        líbukāi, [離不開], inseparable/inevitably linked to
        
        bùyàoliǎn, [不要臉], to have no sense of shame/shameless
        háobùyóuyù, [毫不猶豫], without the slightest hesitation
        bùfú, inconsistent/not in agreement with/not agree or tally with/not conform to
        bùdàng, [不當], unsuitable/improper/inappropriate
        
        bùcè, [不測], unexpected/measureless/unexpected circumstance/contingency/mishap
        débùdào, cannot get/cannot obtain
        bùxǐngrénshì, to lose consciousness/unconscious/in a coma
        bùwéirénzhī, [不為人知], not known to anyone/secret/unknown
        bùshí, [不時], from time to time/now and then/occasionally
        shěbude, [捨不得], to hate to do sth/to hate to part with/to begrudge
        bùróng, must not/cannot/to not allow/cannot tolerate
        bìngbù, [並不], not at all/emphatically not
        bùjīn, can't help (doing sth)/can't refrain from
        bùjǐnrúcǐ, [不僅如此], not only that, but ...
        bùkuì, to be worthy of/to deserve to be called/to prove oneself to be
        
        bùtíng, incessant
        yǒusuǒbùtóng, to differ to some extent (idiom)
        gēnbushàng, not able to keep up with
        bùzhǐ, not only/not merely
        bùzhībùjué, [不知不覺], unconsciously/unwittingly
        zhìzhībùlǐ, to pay no heed to (idiom)/to ignore/to brush aside
        mènmènbùlè, [悶悶不樂], depressed/sulky/moody/unhappy
        bùqǐyǎn, unremarkable/nothing out of the ordinary
        bùdān, [不單], not the only/not merely/not simply
        bùqū, unyielding/unbending
        qiáobùqǐ, to look down upon/to hold in contempt
        
        bùxiáng, ominous/inauspicious
        bùhé, to not conform to/to be unsuited to/to be out of keeping with/should not/ought o...
        bùnàifán, [不耐煩], impatience/impatient
        yīqiàobùtōng, [一竅不通], lit. doesn't (even) enter a single aperture (of one's head)/I don't understand a...
        bùkěshōushí, irremediable/unmanageable/out of hand/hopeless
        
        
        bābude, (coll.) to be eager for/to long for/to look forward to
        bùxiǔ, immortal/immortality
        bùnéngbù, have to/cannot but
        jiànbudérén, [見不得人], shameful
        
        bùgōng, unjust/unfair
        bùqiǎo, too bad/unfortunately/as luck would have it
        yóuyùbùjué, [猶豫不決], hesitancy/indecision/to waver
        bùlǐ, to refuse to acknowledge/to pay no attention to/to take no notice of/to ignore
        bùjīngyì, [不經意], carelessly/by accident
        bùhéshíyí, [不合時宜], untimely/premature/inopportune/ill-timed/out of fashion/behind the times
        bùjǐngqì, [不景氣], slack/in a slump
        Bùlièdiān, [不列顛], Britain/British/Great Britain
        yīdòngbùdòng, [一動不動], motionless
        cuòshǒubùjí, no time to deal with it (idiom); caught unprepared
        shēnxìnbùyí, to believe firmly without any doubt (idiom)/absolute certainty about sth
        
        xíngyǐngbùlí, [形影不離], inseparable (as form and shadow)
        bùqièshíjì, [不切實際], unrealistic/unpractical/impracticable
        bùfěi, considerable (cost etc)/bountiful (crop etc)/high (social status etc)
        tòngbùyùshēng, to be so in pain as to not want to live/to be so grieved as to wish one were dea...
        bùkěkāijiāo, [不可開交], to be awfully (busy etc)
        mòbùguānxīn, [漠不關心], not the least bit concerned/completely indifferent
        
        qiúzhībùdé, lit. seek but fail to get (idiom); fig. exactly what one’s been looking for
        
        bùjué, [不覺], unconsciously
        
        chángshēngbùlǎo, [長生不老], immortality
        dòngbudòng, [動不動], apt to happen (usually of sth undesirable)/frequently/happening easily (e.g. acc...
        yīchéngbùbiàn, [一成不變], nothing much changes (idiom); always the same/stuck in a rut
        hébùlái, [合不來], unable to get along together/incompatible
        xiàluòbùmíng, unaccounted/unknown whereabouts
        xiàbùwéilì, [下不為例], not to be repeated/not to be taken as a precedent/just this once
        bùyóuzìzhǔ, can't help; involuntarily (idiom)
        bùkěgàorén, hidden/kept secret/not to be divulged
        hūnmíbùxǐng, to remain unconscious
        bùchéng, won't do/unable to/(at the end of a rhetorical question) can that be?
        bùzhébùkòu, a hundred per cent/to the letter/out-and-out
        niànniànbùwàng, to keep in mind constantly (idiom)
        bùxiè, to disdain to do sth/to think sth not worth doing/to feel it beneath one's digni...
        bùdòngchǎn, [不動產], real estate/immovable property/immovables
        pòbùdéyǐ, to have no alternative (idiom); compelled by circumstances/forced into sth
        yīyánbùfā, [一言不發], to not say a word (idiom)
        bùsùzhīkè, uninvited or unexpected guest
        bùyí, not suitable/inadvisable/inappropriate
        tāotāobùjué, [滔滔不絕], unceasing torrent (idiom)/talking non-stop/gabbling forty to the dozen
        chūqíbùyì, to do sth when least expected (idiom); to catch sb off guard
        
        
        cǎnbùrěndǔ, [慘不忍睹], spectacle too horrible to endure (idiom); tragic sight/appalling scenes of devas...
        qiánbùjiǔ, not long ago/not long before
        kàobuzhù, unreliable
        mǎibuqǐ, [買不起], cannot afford/can't afford buying
        bùbìyào, needless/unnecessary
        guòyìbùqù, [過意不去], to feel very apologetic
        jīnbuzhù, can't help it/can't bear it
        zàibù, if not, then/otherwise
        yáobǎibùdìng, [搖擺不定], indecisive/wavering
        bùxiáng, [不詳], not in detail/not quite clear
        bùyú, to withhold/to refuse
        zhànwúbùshèng, [戰無不勝], to triumph in every battle (idiom); invincible/to succeed in every undertaking
        yīqùbùfùfǎn, [一去不復返], gone forever
        
        gégébùrù, (idiom) inharmonious/incompatible
        kànbuguàn, [看不慣], cannot bear to see/to hate/to dislike/to disapprove
        
        huáérbùshí, [華而不實], flower but no fruit (idiom); handsome exterior but hollow inside/flashy
        zuòlìbùān, lit. agitated sitting or standing (idiom)/restless/fidgety
        háobùliúqíng, to show no quarter
        miàobùkěyán, too wonderful for words
        bùguǐ, [不軌], against the law or discipline
        
        DàBùlièdiān, [大不列顛], Great Britain
        wàngbùliǎo, cannot forget
        shēnbùyóujǐ, without the freedom to act independently (idiom); involuntary/not of one's own v...
        bùxiànghuà, [不像話], unreasonable/shocking/outrageous
        
        bùyì, not easy to do sth/difficult/unchanging
        jiānchíbùxiè, [堅持不懈], to persevere unremittingly (idiom); to keep going until the end
        zìmìngbùfán, to think too much of oneself/self-important/arrogant
        xīnshénbùníng, [心神不寧], to feel ill-at-ease
        kànbuqǐ, to look down upon/to despise
        dāoqiāngbùrù, [刀槍不入], lit. impervious to sword or spear (idiom)/fig. invulnerable/untouchable/thick-sk...
        
        
        
        yīshēngbùkēng, [一聲不吭], to not say a word
        
        bùfán, out of the ordinary/out of the common run
        bùjìqíshù, [不計其數], lit. their number cannot be counted (idiom); fig. countless/innumerable
        bùzhīsuǒyún, to not know what sb is driving at/to be unintelligible
        shǎobuliǎo, cannot do without/to be unavoidable/are bound to be many
        bùwénbùwèn, [不聞不問], not to hear, not to question (idiom)/to show no interest in sth/uncritical/not i...
        yījuébùzhèn, one stumble, unable to rise (idiom); a setback leading to total collapse/ruined ...
        bìbùkěshǎo, absolutely necessary/indispensable/essential
        jiānbùkěcuī, [堅不可摧], invulnerable, indestructible, impregnable
        bùjiànde, [不見得], not necessarily/not likely
        yīsībùgǒu, [一絲不苟], not one thread loose (idiom); strictly according to the rules/meticulous/not one...
        jībùkěshī, [機不可失], No time to lose! (idiom)
        Nàbùlèsī, Napoli, capital of Campania region of Italy/Naples
        sǎshǒubùguǎn, to stand aside and do nothing (idiom)/to take no part in
        yǒutiáobùwěn, [有條不紊], regular and thorough (idiom); methodically arranged
        bùguīzé, [不規則], irregular
        bùkěhuòquē, necessary/must have
        
        bùxiū, endlessly/ceaselessly
        yàobushì, if it were not for/but for
        chībuxiāo, to be unable to tolerate or endure/to find sth difficult to manage
        jiāolǜbùān, [焦慮不安], worried too much
        bùhǎorě, not to be trifled with/not to be pushed around/stand no nonsense
        bùyíyúlì, [不遺餘力], to spare no pains or effort (idiom); to do one's utmost
        bùcíérbié, [不辭而別], to leave without saying good-bye
        bùyī, to vary/to differ
        
        bùzúwéiqí, [不足為奇], not at all surprising (idiom)
        
        jīngbuqǐ, [經不起], can't stand it/to be unable to bear/to be unable to resist
        bùyùn, infertility
        bùxiùgāng, [不鏽鋼], stainless steel
        yuányuánbùduàn, [源源不斷], a steady flow (idiom); an unending stream
        
        háobùfèilì, [毫不費力], effortless/not expending the slightest effort
        wúsuǒbùzài, [無所不在], omnipresent
        
        guòmùbùwàng, [過目不忘], to have a highly retentive memory/to have sth imprinted in one's memory
        cùnbùbùlí, [寸步不離], to follow somebody closely; to keep close to (idiom)
        bùjìn, [不盡], not completely/endlessly
        
        tíngzhìbùqián, [停滯不前], stuck and not moving forward (idiom); stagnant/in a rut/at a standstill
        bùdéérzhī, unknown/unable to find out
        bùxiāngshàngxià, equally matched/about the same
        
        bùyóu, can't help (doing sth)
        bùjí, to fall short of/not as good as/too late
        miǎnbùliǎo, unavoidable/can't be avoided
        
        bùshèng, [不勝], cannot bear or stand/be unequal to/very/extremely
        bùjì, [不濟], not good/of no use
        bùxièyīgù, [不屑一顧], to disdain as beneath contempt (idiom)
        
        bùkānyījī, [不堪一擊], to be unable to withstand a single blow/to collapse at the first blow
        mùbùzhuǎnjīng, [目不轉睛], unable to take one's eyes off (idiom); to gaze steadily/to stare
        wánshìbùgōng, to trifle without respect (idiom); to despise worldly conventions/frivolous
        bùyìérfēi, [不翼而飛], to disappear without trace/to vanish all of a sudden/to spread fast/to spread li...
        bùsú, original/not hackneyed
        bùliǎoliǎozhī, to settle a matter by leaving it unsettled/to end up with nothing definite
        bùtóngfánxiǎng, [不同凡響], lit. not a common chord (idiom); outstanding/brilliant/out of the common run
        lìbùcóngxīn, [力不從心], less capable than desirable (idiom); not as strong as one would wish/the spirit ...
        qiěbùshuō, [且不說], not to mention/leaving aside
        jiāndìngbùyí, [堅定不移], unswerving/unflinching
        bùyánéryù, it goes without saying/it is self-evident
        bùhé, not to get along well/to be on bad terms/to be at odds/discord
        
        
        bùshàn, bad/ill/not good at/not to be pooh-poohed/quite impressive
        
        zànbùjuékǒu, [讚不絕口]/[贊不絕口], to praise without cease (idiom); praise sb to high heaven, to praise without cea...
        
        bùzhù, repeatedly/continuously/constantly/unable to (resist, conceal etc)
        bùdìng, indefinite/indeterminate/(botany) adventitious
        yuánfēngbùdòng, [原封不動], sticking unmoving to the original (idiom); not an iota changed/untouched
        yīwénbùmíng, to be penniless
        bùréndào, inhuman
        zhīzìbùtí, [隻字不提], not to mention (idiom); to say not one word/fig. to omit mention (of a non-perso...
        ànbīngbùdòng, [按兵不動], to hold back one's troops without moving (idiom); to bide one's time
        
        
        bùzàihuàxià, [不在話下], to be nothing difficult/to be a cinch
        bùwèn, [不問], to pay no attention to/to disregard/to ignore/to let go unpunished/to let off
        mǎbùtíngtí, [馬不停蹄], unrelenting/without stopping to rest
        bùzhìzhīzhèng, incurable disease
        bùchūsuǒliào, as expected
        kànbùshùnyǎn, [看不順眼], unpleasant to the eye/objectionable
        
        yīqiánbùzhí, [一錢不值], not worth a penny/utterly worthless
        
        bùjūyīgé, not stick to one pattern
        yīchénbùrǎn, [一塵不染], untainted by even a speck of dust (idiom); selfless and incorruptible/spotless
        
        duìbùzhù, [對不住], to let sb down/to be unfair/I'm sorry/pardon me (formal)
        shǔbùshèngshǔ, [數不勝數], too many to count (idiom); innumerable
        nùbùkěè, unable to restrain one's anger (idiom); in a towering rage
        bùhuānérsàn, [不歡而散], to part on bad terms/(of a meeting etc) to break up in discord
        bùláoérhuò, [不勞而獲], to reap without sowing (idiom)
        
        
        
        lǚshìbùshuǎng, [屢試不爽], well-tried/time-tested
        
        
        mǎnbùzàihu, [滿不在乎], not in the least concerned (idiom)/reckless/couldn't give a damn about it/unpert...
        shārénbùzhǎyǎn, [殺人不眨眼], to murder without blinking an eye (idiom)/ruthless/cold-blooded
齿         bùchǐ, [不齒], to despise/to hold in contempt
        bùjiě, to not understand/to be puzzled by/indissoluble
        gǎnbùjí, [趕不及], not enough time (to do sth)/too late (to do sth)
        bùxiè, untiring/unremitting/indefatigable
        bùxī, continually/without a break/ceaselessly
        
        láizhěbùjù, [來者不拒], to refuse nobody (idiom)/all comers welcome
        dànànbùsǐ, [大難不死], to just escape from calamity
        bùfǎ, lawless/illegal/unlawful
        
        jiànguàibùguài, [見怪不怪], to keep one's calm in the face of the unexpected/not to wonder at strange sights
        shēngshēngbùxī, to grow and multiply without end
        bùzhuóbiānjì, [不著邊際], not to the point/wide of the mark/neither here nor there/irrelevant
        
        bùqūbùnáo, [不屈不撓], unyielding/indomitable
        tǎntèbùān, restless/apprehensive
        zhíyánbùhuì, [直言不諱], straight talk, nothing taboo (idiom); frank and straightforward/to speak bluntly...
        chōngěrbùwén, [充耳不聞], to block one's ears and not listen (idiom); to turn a deaf ear
        jìwǎngbùjiù, to forget and not bear recriminations (idiom); to let bygones be bygones/There i...
        wúèbùzuò, [無惡不作], not to shrink from any crime (idiom); to commit any imaginable misdeed
        bùwèi, unafraid/to defy
        lècǐbùpí, [樂此不疲], to enjoy sth and never tire of it (idiom)
        wúqíbùyǒu, [無奇不有], nothing is too bizarre/full of extraordinary things
        zúbùchūhù, [足不出戶], lit. not putting a foot outside/to stay at home
        bùmáozhīdì, barren land/desert
        xīnzhàobùxuān, a tacit mutual understanding
        wúwēibùzhì, [無微不至], in every possible way (idiom); meticulous
        bùzhōu, not satisfactory/thoughtless/inconsiderate
        bùfá, there is no lack of
        
        àibùshìshǒu, [愛不釋手], to love sth too much to part with it (idiom); to fondle admiringly
        míngbùxūchuán, [名不虛傳], lit. name is not in vain (idiom); a fully justified reputation/enjoys a well-des...
        tánbushàng, [談不上], to be out of the question
        yìbùróngcí, [義不容辭], not to be shirked without dishonor (idiom)/incumbent/bounden (duty)
        chūyánbùxùn, [出言不遜], to speak rudely
        mámùbùrén, numbed/insensitive/apathetic/thick-skinned
        fànbuzháo, [犯不著], not worthwhile
        
        yánbùyóuzhōng, to say sth without meaning it (idiom); to speak tongue in cheek/saying one thing...
        bùděng, unequal/varied
        bùshèn, incautious/inattentive
        bùpíng, uneven/injustice/unfairness/wrong/grievance/indignant/dissatisfied
        mànbùjīngxīn, [漫不經心], careless/heedless/absent-minded/indifferent
        fàngdàngbùjī, [放蕩不羈], wanton and unrestrained (idiom); dissolute
        rùbùfūchū, income does not cover expenditure/unable to make ends meet
        bùzhīqùxiàng, whereabouts unknown/gone missing
        
        
        sùbùxiāngshí, [素不相識], to be total strangers (idiom)
        
        wénsībùdòng, [紋絲不動], to not move a single jot (idiom)
        yǒngchuíbùxiǔ, eternal glory/will never be forgotten
        móhubùqīng, indistinct/fuzzy/blurred with age
        jíbùkědài, impatient/eager to/anxious to
        bùyánzìmíng, self-evident; needing no explanation (idiom)
        
        
        
        bùyìlèhū, [不亦樂乎], lit. isn't that a joy? (quote from Confucius)/fig. (jocularly) extremely/awfully
        bùwéisuǒdòng, [不為所動], to remain unmoved
        bùjìnrénqíng, not amenable to reason/unreasonable
        bùdòngshēngsè, [不動聲色], not a word or movement (idiom); remaining calm and collected/not batting an eyel...
        bùyǐwéirán, [不以為然], not to accept as correct (idiom); to object/to disapprove/to take exception to
        bùyuè, [不悅], displeased/annoyed
        bùkuài, unhappy/in low spirits/(of a knife) not sharp
        gōngbùkěmò, [功不可沒], one's contributions cannot go unnoticed (idiom)
        bùyànqífán, [不厭其煩], not to mind taking all the trouble (idiom)/to take great pains/to be very patien...
        céngchūbùqióng, [層出不窮], more and more emerge/innumerable succession/breeding like flies (idiom)
        
        bùpiānbùyǐ, even-handed/impartial/unbiased/exact/just
        chóuméibùzhǎn, with a worried frown
        wànjiébùfù, [萬劫不復], consigned to eternal damnation/with no hope of reprieve
        
        bùróngzhìyí, unquestionable
        bùduān, improper/dishonorable
        
        shìbùguānjǐ, [事不關己], a matter of no concern to oneself (idiom)
        huòbùdānxíng, [禍不單行], misfortune does not come singly (idiom)/it never rains but it pours
        èrhuàbùshuō, [二話不說], not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection/without demur
        bùkěduōdé, hard to come by/rare
        yùbàbùnéng, [欲罷不能], want to stop but can't (idiom, from Analects); find it impossible to give up
        
        bùmǎizhàng, [不買賬], not to acknowledge sb as senior or superior/not to believe sth/don't buy it (sla...
        xiàbùlái, [下不來], awkward/embarrassed/cannot be accomplished
        
        bùzhì, not in such a way as to/not likely to
        bùlìn, not to stint/to be generous (with praise etc)/to be prepared to (pay a fee, give...
        bùxiào, unfilial
        
        bùlì, not to do one's best/not to exert oneself
        míngbùjiànjīngzhuàn, [名不見經傳], (lit.) name not encountered in the classics/unknown (person)/nobody
        bùyìzhīcái, [不義之財], ill-gotten wealth or gains
        
        yǒuguòzhīérwúbùjí, [有過之而無不及], not to be inferior in any aspects (idiom)/to surpass/to outdo/(derog.) to be eve...
        cǐlùbùtōng, this road is blocked/fig. This method does not work./Doing this is no good.
        zhímíbùwù, [執迷不悟], to obstinately persist in going about things the wrong way (idiom)
        měizhōngbùzú, everything is fine except for one small defect (idiom); the fly in the ointment
        fènbùgùshēn, [奮不顧身], to dash on bravely with no thought of personal safety (idiom); undaunted by dang...
        bùgǎndāng, [不敢當], lit. I dare not (accept the honor); fig. I don't deserve your praise/you flatter...
        bùkěnìzhuǎn, [不可逆轉], irreversible
        bùyóude, can't help/cannot but
        ruòbùjīnfēng, [弱不禁風], too weak to stand up to the wind (idiom); extremely delicate/fragile state of he...
        guǒzúbùqián, to stand still without advancing (idiom); to hesitate and hold back
        láilìbùmíng, [來歷不明], of unknown origin
        
        bùwú, [不無], not without
        hǎojǐngbùcháng, [好景不長], a good thing doesn't last forever (idiom)
        zīzībùjuàn, lit. diligent and never slacking (idiom); continuous concentrated effort/assiduo...
        jiǒngránbùtóng, widely different/utterly different
        wújiānbùcuī, [無堅不摧], no stronghold one cannot overcome (idiom); to conquer every obstacle/nothing one...
        
        bùwùzhèngyè, [不務正業], not to engage in honest work/to ignore one's proper occupation/not to attend to ...
        
        mìbùkěfēn, inextricably linked (idiom)/inseparable
        
        bùkěmómiè, [不可磨滅], indelible
        cóngróngbùpò, [從容不迫], calm/unruffled
        jīnbuqǐ, to be unable to stand
        dǎbàobùpíng, to come to the aid of sb suffering an injustice/to fight for justice/also writte...
        dàyánbùcán, [大言不慚], to boast shamelessly/to talk big
        bùjiǎsīsuǒ, to act without taking time to think (idiom); to react instantly/to fire from the...
        bùdéyǐérwéizhī, [不得已而為之], to have no other choice/to be the last resort
        bùbǐ, unlike
        bùxiūbiānfú, [不修邊幅], not care about one's appearance (idiom)/slovenly in dress and manner
        kèbùrónghuǎn, [刻不容緩], to brook no delay/to demand immediate action
        yōngjǐbùkān, [擁擠不堪], overcrowded/jam-packed
        bùshēngbùxiǎng, [不聲不響], wordless and silent (idiom); without speaking/taciturn
        débùchángshī, [得不償失], the gains do not make up for the losses (idiom)
        
        bùxūcǐxíng, [不虛此行], the trip has not been made in vain/the trip has been well worthwhile/it's been a...
        
        bājiǔbùlíshí, [八九不離十], pretty close/very near/about right
        
        
        bùlùshēngsè, [不露聲色], not show one's feeling or intentions
        
        gōngbùyìngqiú, [供不應求], supply does not meet demand
        zàisuǒbùcí, [在所不辭], under no circumstances decline to (idiom)/without hesitation/to have no reservat...
        bùshīwéi, [不失為], can still be considered (to be...)/may after all be accepted as
        shēnbùkěcè, [深不可測], deep and unmeasurable (idiom); unfathomable depths/incomprehensible/enigmatic an...
        hélèérbùwéi, [何樂而不為], What can you have against it? (idiom)/We should do this./Go for it!
        jǔqíbùdìng, [舉棋不定], to hesitate over what move to make (idiom); to waver/to shilly-shally
        
        bùsānbùsì, dubious/shady/neither one thing nor the other/neither fish nor fowl/nondescript
        shuǐtǔbùfú, not acclimatized
        mánbùjiǎnglǐ, [蠻不講理], capricious muleheadedness
        
        fènfènbùpíng, [憤憤不平], to feel indignant/to feel aggrieved
        
        shíbùwǒdài, [時不我待], time and tide wait for no man (idiom)
        chàbùlí, [差不離], not much different/similar/ordinary/nearly
        bùgān, unreconciled to/not resigned to/unwilling
        bànshēnbùsuì, paralysis of one side of the body/hemiplegia
        cùncǎobùshēng, lit. not even a blade of grass grows (idiom)/fig. barren
        
        
        kūxiàobùdé, lit. not to know whether to laugh or cry (idiom); both funny and extremely embar...
        zhōngzhēnbùyú, [忠貞不渝], unswerving in one's loyalty (idiom); faithful and constant
        chèyèbùmián, [徹夜不眠], to be sleepless all night
        péibúshi, [賠不是], to apologize
        
        wúsuǒbùwéi, [無所不為], not stopping at anything/all manner of evil
        bùzìliàng, not take a proper measure of oneself/to overrate one's own abilities
        bùkětóngrìéryǔ, [不可同日而語], lit. mustn't speak of two things on the same day (idiom); not to be mentioned in...
        
        bùhánérlì, [不寒而慄], shiver all over though not cold/tremble with fear/shudder
        bùmíngbùbái, obscure/dubious/shady
        bùwàihū, nothing else but
        shíbùzàilái, [時不再來], Time that has passed will never come back. (idiom)
        jīngjiǔbùshuāi, [經久不衰], unfailing/never-ending
        wěimǐbùzhèn, dispirited and listless (idiom); downcast
        liùqīnbùrèn, [六親不認], not recognizing one's family (idiom); self-centered and not making any allowance...
        bùlíng, [不靈], not work/be ineffective
        bùmiǎn, inevitably
        
        bùdéyàolǐng, [不得要領], fail to grasp the main points
        jūxīnbùliáng, with treacherous intent (idiom); two-faced/malicious and duplicitous
        gāobùkěpān, too high to reach (idiom); eminent and unapproachable
        
        Bùláiméi, [不來梅], Bremen (city)
        júcùbùān, ill at ease/uncomfortable
        
        
        bùmóuérhé, [不謀而合], to agree without prior consultation/to happen to hold the same view
        bùcíláokǔ, [不辭勞苦], spare no effort
        mìérbùxuān, [祕而不宣], to withhold information/to keep sth secret
        
        shìbùyíchí, [事不宜遲], the matter should not be delayed/there's no time to lose
        yìngjiēbùxiá, [應接不暇], more than one can attend to (idiom)/deluged (with inquiries etc)/overwhelmed (by...
        jiānrènbùbá, [堅韌不拔], firm and indomitable (idiom); tenacious and unyielding
        jíbùkěnài, unable to wait
        shuǐxièbùtōng, [水洩不通], lit. not one drop can trickle through (idiom); fig. impenetrable (crowd, traffic...
        hàirénbùqiǎn, [害人不淺], to cause a lot of trouble/to inflict much suffering
        měibùshèngshōu, [美不勝收], nothing more beautiful can be imagined (idiom)
        jiēliánbùduàn, [接連不斷], in unbroken succession (idiom)
        bùhuāngbùmáng, calm and unhurried (idiom); composed/to take matters calmly
        
        bùqīéryù, meet by chance/have a chance encounter
        tiānyǒubùcèfēngyún, [天有不測風雲], fortune as unpredictable as the weather (idiom); sth unexpected may happen at an...
        gùbude, [顧不得], unable to change sth/unable to deal with
        
        rěbuqǐ, can't afford to offend/dare not provoke/difficult to deal with/insufferable
        
        lǚjiànbùxiān, [屢見不鮮], a common occurrence (idiom)
        láilùbùmíng, [來路不明], unidentified origin/no-one knows where it comes from/of dubious background
        míhuòbùjiě, to feel puzzled
        bùfǎfènzǐ, law-breakers/offenders
        
        qièérbùshě, [鍥而不捨], to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at sth/to pers...
        bǎitīngbùyàn, [百聽不厭], worth hearing a hundred times
        lěngbudīng, suddenly/by surprise
        
        bùkěyúyuè, impassable/insurmountable/insuperable
        lèbùkězhī, [樂不可支], overjoyed (idiom); as pleased as punch
        bùkěyīshì, to consider oneself unexcelled in the world/to be insufferably arrogant
        bùdǒngzhuāngdǒng, [不懂裝懂], to pretend to understand when you don't
        wèisuōbùqián, [畏縮不前], to shrink back in fear (idiom); too cowardly to advance
        míngbùfùshí, [名不副實], the name does not reflect the reality (idiom); more in name than in fact/Reality...
        yīyībùshě, [依依不捨], reluctant to part (idiom); broken-hearted at having to leave
        
        
        Měisuǒbùdámǐyà, [美索不達米亞], Mesopotamia
        bǎisībùdéqíjiě, see 百思不解[bǎi sī bù jiě]
        
        bùyībùráo, [不依不饒], not to overlook, nor spare (idiom); unwilling to forgive/to treat severely witho...
        
        bànshēngbùshóu, underripe/half-cooked/(fig.) not mastered (of a technique)/clumsy/halting
        
        bùyīhuì, [不一會], soon
        jīngbuzhù, [經不住], to be unable to bear
        guòyóubùjí, [過猶不及], too far is as bad as not enough (idiom, from the Analects)
        kěwàngérbùkějí, in sight but unattainable (idiom)/inaccessible
        bùliào, unexpectedly/to one's surprise
        bùjū, not stick to/not confine oneself to/whatever
        bùxiāo, to not need/needless (to say)
        bùwài, not beyond the scope of/nothing more than
        
        
        bùbáizhīyuān, unrighted wrong/unredressed injustice
        
        zìkuìbùrú, ashamed of being inferior (idiom)/to feel inferior to others
        bùkěgūliàng, inestimable/incalculable/beyond measure
        bùhánhu, unambiguous/unequivocal/explicit/prudent/cautious/not negligent/unafraid/unhesit...
        bùzhìkěfǒu, decline to comment/not express an opinion/be noncommittal/hedge
        fángbùshèngfáng, [防不勝防], you can't guard against it (idiom)/impossible to defend effectively/not much one...
        bùgōngzìpò, (of a rumor etc) to collapse (in the light of facts etc)/to be discredited
        
        bùcíxīnkǔ, [不辭辛苦], make nothing of hardships
        wúbù, [無不], none lacking/none missing/everything is there/everyone without exception
        
        mòbù, none doesn't/there is none who isn't/everyone
        nìngsǐbùqū, [寧死不屈], rather die than submit (idiom)
        shuōbushàng, [說不上], to be unable to say or tell/to not be worth mentioning
        huāngdànbùjīng, [荒誕不經], absurd/preposterous/ridiculous
        guǎbùdízhòng, [寡不敵眾], the few are no match for the many/heavily outnumbered/facing impossible odds (id...
        yùsùzébùdá, [欲速則不達], lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more has...
        hébùlǒngzuǐ, [合不攏嘴], unable to conceal one's happiness, amazement, shock etc/grinning from ear to ear...
        bùtòngbùyǎng, [不痛不癢], lit. doesn't hurt, doesn't tickle (idiom); sth is wrong, but not quite sure what...
        
        
        mòbùzuòshēng, [默不作聲], to keep silent
        bùdǎowēng, roly-poly toy/tilting doll/tumbler
        bùshuāi, unfailing/never weakening/enduring/unstoppable
        
        
        
        bùjìngérzǒu, [不脛而走], to get round fast/to spread like wildfire
        
        bùchì, just as/no less than/like (sth momentous)/as good as/tantamount to
        Bùdān, Bhutan
        bùjūxiǎojié, [不拘小節], to not bother about trifles (idiom)
        shuōyībùèr, [說一不二], to say one and mean just that (idiom); to keep one's word
        chuānliúbùxī, the stream flows without stopping (idiom); unending flow
        bùjūn, uneven/distributed unevenly
        bǎizhànbùdài, [百戰不殆], to come unscathed through a hundred battles (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War...
        
        bùkěkànglì, unpredictable eventuality/unpreventable/unavoidable/impossible to overcome/nothi...
        bǎizhébùnáo, [百折不撓], to keep on fighting in spite of all setbacks (idiom)/to be undaunted by repeated...
        huàntāngbùhuànyào, [換湯不換藥], different broth but the same old medicine (idiom); a change in name only/a chang...
        léidǎbùdòng, [雷打不動], not shaken by thunder (idiom); the arrangements are unalterable/to adhere rigidl...
        zìqiángbùxī, [自強不息], to strive unremittingly/self-improvement
        
        
        
        
        rěnjùnbùjīn, cannot help laughing/unable to restrain a smile
        xīnyǒuyúérlìbùzú, [心有餘而力不足], The will is there, but not the strength (idiom, from Confucian Analects)./I real...
        quēyībùkě, not a single one is dispensable/can't do without either
        bùkězhōngrì, [不可終日], to be unable to carry on even for a single day/to be in a desperate situation
        
        ànnàbuzhù, to be unable to hold back
忿忿         fènfènbùpíng, variant of 憤憤不平|愤愤不平[fèn fèn bù píng]
        bùxiào, (literary) unlike one's parents/degenerate/unworthy
        
        cēncībùqí, [參差不齊], unevenly matched (idiom); scraggly/jagged
        bùyuǎnqiānlǐ, [不遠千里], make light of traveling a thousand li/go to the trouble of traveling a long dist...
        
        bùyùzhèng, sterility/barrenness
        lěngbufáng, unexpectedly/suddenly/at unawares/off guard/against expectations
        bùfú, not to accept sth/to want to have sth overruled or changed/to refuse to obey or ...
        
        bùyùnzhèng, female infertility
        
        yàobude, intolerable/unacceptable
        
        shíbùguǒfù, lit. food not filling the stomach (idiom)/fig. poverty-stricken
        
        bùdérénxīn, not to enjoy popular support/to be unpopular
        gāngzhèngbùē, [剛正不阿], upright and plainspoken
        shàngliángbùzhèngxiàliángwāi, lit. If the upper beam is not straight, the lower beam will be crooked (idiom); ...
        
        lèbùsīShǔ, [樂不思蜀], indulge in pleasure and forget home and duty (idiom)
        zìbùliànglì, to overestimate one's capabilities (idiom)
        hùbùxiāngràng, [互不相讓], neither giving way to the other
        
        suànbùdé, not count as
        
        shígǔbùhuà, to swallow ancient learning without digesting it (idiom)/to be pedantic without ...
        tīngérbùwén, [聽而不聞], to hear but not react (idiom); to turn a deaf ear/to ignore deliberately
        xiǎngbukāi, [想不開], cannot figure out/to be unable to take a lighter view/to take things too hard/to...
        luòyìbùjué, [絡繹不絕], continuously; in an endless stream (idiom)
        shūbùzhī, little imagined/scarcely realized
        
        liànliànbùshě, [戀戀不捨], reluctant to part
        
        
        
        mínbùliáoshēng, The people have no way to make a living (idiom, from Record of the Grand Histori...
        háobùkèqi, [毫不客氣], no trace of politeness/unrestrained (criticism)
        
        liánxùbùduàn, [連續不斷], continuous/unceasing
        shòushòubùqīn, [授受不親], (in ancient times) no direct contact between men and women
        
        
        bǎiwénbùrúyījiàn, [百聞不如一見], seeing once is better than hearing a hundred times (idiom); seeing for oneself i...
        mángbùdié, hurriedly/in haste
        bùyì, unexpectedly/unawareness/unpreparedness
        
        
        zhǐshuōbùzuò, [只說不做], to be all talk and no action
        bùshèngméijǔ, [不勝枚舉], too numerous to mention individually or one by one
        
        bùyuēértóng, [不約而同], to agree by chance (idiom); taking the same action without prior consultation
        
        bùjuéyúěr, [不絕於耳], (of sound) to never stop/to fall incessantly on the ear/to linger on
        zàntànbùyǐ, [贊嘆不已], to be full of praise (idiom)
        miánmiánbùjué, [綿綿不絕], continuous/endless
        bùrěn, cannot bear to/disturbed
        
        chībukāi, [吃不開], be unpopular/won't work
        yánbùjíyì, [言不及義], to talk nonsense (idiom)/frivolous talk
        huábulái, [划不來], not worth it
        
        shìbùliǎnglì, [勢不兩立], the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences/incompatible s...
        
        bùzhēng, [不爭], widely known/incontestable/undeniable/to not strive for/to not contend for
        
        
        huǐbùdāngchū, [悔不當初], to regret one's past deeds (idiom)
        
        bàobùpíng, to be outraged by an injustice
        míngwánbùlíng, [冥頑不靈], stupid/stubborn/pigheaded
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        bùxiángzhīzhào, bad omen
        
        
        
        yībìngbùqǐ, to fall gravely ill, never to recover (idiom)
        
        
        bùbēibùkàng, neither servile nor overbearing (idiom)/neither obsequious nor supercilious
        
        lǚjiàobùgǎi, [屢教不改], lit. not to change, despite repeated admonition/incorrigible/unrepentant
        
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        zìbùbìshuō, [自不必說], to not need dwell on (idiom)
        bùyánbùyǔ, [不言不語], to not say a word (idiom)/to keep silent
        bùsuì, to fail/to fail to materialize/not to get one's way
        
        bùzhānguō, [不粘鍋], non-stick pan
        yèbùbìhù, [夜不閉戶], lit. doors not locked at night (idiom); fig. stable society
        míngbùfúshí, [名不符實], the name does not correspond to reality (idiom); it doesn't live up to its reput...
        guǒbùqírán, just as expected/told you so
        
        
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        shǒubùshìjuàn, [手不釋卷], lit. always with a book in hand (idiom)/fig. (of a student or scholar) diligent ...
        
        bǎiniánbùyù, only met with once every hundred years (drought, flood etc)
        bùgānjìmò, unwilling to be left out, overlooked
        bùkěfēngē, inalienable/unalienable/inseparable/indivisible
        āotūbùpíng, to be bumpy/uneven
        bùdìngshì, infinitive (grammar)
        
        
        bùguòěrěr, [不過爾爾], not more than so-so (idiom); mediocre/nothing out of the ordinary
        
        bùshíshíwù, [不識時務], to show no understanding of the times (idiom); cannot adapt to current circumsta...
        
        míngbùpíng, [鳴不平], to cry out against injustice/to protest unfairness
        jiānqiángbùqū, [堅強不屈], staunch and unyielding (idiom); steadfast
        hēibùliūqiū, dark and swarthy
        
        sānbùguǎn, of undetermined status/unregulated
        
        
        
        wúsuǒbùbāo, [無所不包], not excluding anything/all-inclusive
        
        bùyàyú, [不亞於], no less than/not inferior to
        
        ruìbùkědāng, [銳不可當], unstoppable/hard to hold back
        yánchéngbùdài, [嚴懲不貸], to punish strictly with no leniency (idiom); to punish and show no mercy/zero to...
        jiānrěnbùbá, [堅忍不拔], fortitude
        xiāngchíbùxià, at a stalemate/deadlocked/in unrelenting mutual opposition
        
        bùgānshìruò, not to be outdone
        
        shǐzhōngbùyú, [始終不渝], unswerving/unflinching
        
        
        yībùbìtǐ, [衣不蔽體], lit. clothes not covering the body (idiom)/fig. poverty-stricken
        
        
        
        
        bùmíngyù, [不名譽], disreputable/disgraceful
        
        
        
        yǔyānbùxiáng, [語焉不詳], to mention sth without elaborating (idiom); not giving details
        
        fēnwénbùqǔ, to give for free
        bùlúnbùlèi, [不倫不類], neither fish nor fowl/nondescript
        
        bùguǎnsānqīèrshíyī, regardless of the consequences/recklessly relying on a hopelessly optimistic for...
        
        bǎobuqí, [保不齊], more likely than not/quite possible/on the cards
        
        bùxiàyú, as many as/no less than/not inferior to/as good as/on a par with
        bùdìngguàncí, [不定冠詞], indefinite article (e.g. English a, an)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        bìbùkěquē, see 必不可少[bì bù kě shǎo]
        
        niùbuguò, [拗不過], can't persuade/unable to make (sb) change their mind/unable to resist (sb)
        bùyī, not comply/not go along with/not let off easily/not let sb/get away with it
        wéifùbùrén, [為富不仁], the benevolent man cannot be rich (idiom, from Mencius). It is easier for a came...
        fēngmǎniúbùxiāngjí, [風馬牛不相及], to be completely unrelated to one another (idiom)/irrelevant
        zhāobùbǎoxī, at dawn, not sure of lasting to evening (idiom); precarious state/imminent crisi...
        bùcái, untalented/I/me (humble)
        
        jǔbùshèngjǔ, [舉不勝舉], too numerous to list (idiom); innumerable
        yúxīnbùrěn, [於心不忍], can't bear to
        
        huībuliūqiū, see 灰不溜丢[huī bu liū diū]
        
        
        
        
        
        màotiānxiàzhīdàbùwěi, [冒天下之大不韙], to defy world opinion/to risk universal condemnation
        
        
        
        
        
        mòbùshì, probably/perhaps/could it be that...?
        
        
        zhuóěrbùqún, [卓爾不群], standing above the common crowd (idiom); outstanding/excellent and unrivaled
        
        
        bùdéjìn, [不得勁], awkward/unhandy/be indisposed/not feel well
        
        xīnshénbùān, to feel ill-at-ease
        bùwèiqiángbào, [不畏強暴], not to submit to force (idiom); to defy threats and violence
        jiānzhēnbùyú, [堅貞不渝], unyielding integrity (idiom); unwavering
        bìngxíngbùbèi, [並行不悖], to run in parallel without hindrance/not mutually exclusive/two processes can be...
        
        diānpūbùpò, [顛撲不破], solid/irrefutable/incontrovertible/indisputable/unbreakable
        fànbushàng, see 犯不著|犯不着[fàn bu zháo]
        shìbùkědāng, [勢不可當], impossible to resist (idiom); an irresistible force
        shēngbùféngshí, [生不逢時], born at the wrong time (idiom); unlucky (esp. to complain about one's fate)/born...
        jiàokǔbudié, to complain without stopping (idiom); to bitch endlessly/incessant grievances
        dōngbùlā, Dombra or Tambura, Kazakh plucked lute
        
        wànbiànbùlíqízōng, [萬變不離其宗], many superficial changes but no departure from the original stand (idiom); plus ...
        
        
        bùkěmíngzhuàng, [不可名狀], indescribable/beyond description
        dāngrénbùràng, [當仁不讓], to be unwilling to pass on one's responsibilities to others
        
        bùguòyì, [不過意], to be sorry/to feel apologetic
        
        àilǐbùlǐ, [愛理不理], to look cold and indifferent/standoffish
        
        shíjīnbùmèi, to pick up money and not hide it (idiom); to return property to its owner
        jūgāobùxià, (of prices, rates etc) to remain high
        
        
        
        kǎnkěbùpíng, pot-holed and bumpy road (idiom); fig. full of disappointment and dashed hopes
        
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        zhǐjiànshùmùbùjiànsēnlín, [只見樹木不見森林], unable to see the wood for the trees/fig. only able to see isolated details, and...

        fù, secondary/auxiliary/deputy/assistant/vice-/abbr. for 副詞|副词 adverb/classifier for...
        fùzuòyòng, side effect
        fùběn, copy/duplicate/transcript
        quánfù, completely
        fùshǒu, assistant
        
        míngfùqíshí, [名副其實], not just in name only, but also in reality (idiom)
        
        fùyè, [副業], sideline/part time business/hobby
        fùchǎnpǐn, [副產品], by-product
        fùyì, aileron (aeronautics)
        dàfù, substantially/by a big amount
        míngbùfùshí, [名不副實], the name does not reflect the reality (idiom); more in name than in fact/Reality...
        
        fùshípǐn, non-staple foods
        fùbiāotí, [副標題], subheading/subtitle
        fùcí, [副詞], adverb
        fùjiàoshòu, associate professor (university post)
        
        èrfù, second officer (of ship)/second mate
        
        fùkān, supplement
        fùshí, non-staple food/CL:種|种[zhǒng]
        

        quèshí, [確實], indeed/really/reliable/real/true
        qíshí, [其實], actually/in fact/really
        shìshíshàng, [事實上], in fact/in reality/actually/as a matter of fact/de facto/ipso facto
        shìshí, [事實], fact/CL:個|个[gè]
        shíjìshàng, [實際上], in fact/in reality/as a matter of fact/in practice
        shízài, [實在], really/actually/indeed/true/real/honest/dependable/(philosophy) reality
        zhēnshí, [真實], true/real
        xiànshí, [現實], reality/actuality/real/actual/realistic
        shíyànshì, [實驗室], laboratory/CL:間|间[jiān]
        shíhuà, [實話], truth
        lǎoshi, [老實], honest/sincere/open and guileless/naive
        shuōshíhuà, [說實話], to speak the truth/truth to tell/frankly
        shíxiàn, [實現], to achieve/to implement/to realize/to bring about
        shíyàn, [實驗], experiment/test/CL:個|个[gè],次[cì]/experimental/to experiment
        zhèngshí, [證實], to confirm (sth to be true)/to verify
        chéngshí, [誠實], honest/honesty/honorable/truthful
        shíjì, [實際], actual/reality/practice
        shílì, [實力], strength
        shíshī, [實施], to implement/to carry out
        shíxísheng, [實習生], intern (student)
        shíxí, [實習], to practice/field work/to intern/internship
        shíhuàshíshuō, [實話實說], to tell the truth/to tell it as it is
        zhōngshí, [忠實], faithful
        shí, [實], real/true/honest/really/solid/fruit/seed/definitely
        shíqíng, [實情], actual situation/truth
        jiēshí/jiēshi, [結實], to bear fruit, rugged/sturdy
        shíxíng, [實行], to implement/to carry out/to put into practice
        shíjiàn, [實踐], to practice/to put into practice/to fulfill
        chōngshí, [充實], rich/full/substantial/to enrich/to augment/to substantiate (an argument)
        shǔshí, [屬實], to turn out to be true/verified/true
        héshí, [核實]/[覈實], to verify/to check, to verify/also written 核實|核实
        
        
        shítǐ, [實體], entity/substance/thing that has a material existence (as opposed to a conceptual...
        huòzhēnjiàshí, [貨真價實], genuine goods at fair prices
        shídì, [實地], on-site
        shízhì, [實質], substance/essence
        shíyòng, [實用], practical/functional/pragmatic/applied (science)
        shíshí, [實時], (in) real time/instantaneous
        rúshí, [如實], as things really are/realistic
        míngfùqíshí, [名副其實], not just in name only, but also in reality (idiom)
        shíkuàng, [實況], live (e.g. broadcast or recording)/what is actually happening/scene/the real sit...
        bùqièshíjì, [不切實際], unrealistic/unpractical/impracticable
        zhēnshíxìng, [真實性], authenticity/truthfulness/veracity/reality/validity
        zhuóshí, [著實], truly/indeed/severely/harshly
        guǒshí, [果實], fruit/gains
        jiānshí, [堅實], firm and substantial/solid
        shízhàn, [實戰], real combat/actual combat
        huáérbùshí, [華而不實], flower but no fruit (idiom); handsome exterior but hollow inside/flashy
        
        qièshí, [切實], feasible/earnestly/conscientiously/realistic/practical
        shídàn, [實彈], live ammunition
        tāshi, [踏實], firmly based/steady/steadfast/to have peace of mind/free from anxiety/Taiwan pr....
        zhēnshígǎn, [真實感], the feeling that sth is genuine/sense of reality/in the flesh
        jiǎotàshídì, [腳踏實地], to have one's feet firmly planted on the ground (idiom); realistic without fligh...
        shíwù, [實物], material object/concrete object/original object/in kind/object for practical use...
        shízhìxìng, [實質性], substantive/substantial/material/considerable
        yǎnjiànwéishí, [眼見為實], seeing is believing
        
        
        shíyè, [實業], industry/commercial enterprise
        shíshì, [實事], fact/actual thing/practical matter
        jìshí, [紀實], record of actual events/documentary (factual rather than fictional)
        zhēnxīnshíyì, [真心實意], genuine and sincere regards (idiom); in good faith
        yányánshíshí, [嚴嚴實實], tightly/closely
        pǔshí, [樸實], plain/simple/guileless/down-to-earth/sincere and honest
        shíxīn, [實心], sincere/solid
        yánshi, [嚴實], tight/close/safely hidden/safely/securely
        
        zhāshi/zháshi, [扎實]/[紮實], strong/solid/sturdy/firm/practical, see 扎實|扎实[zhā shi]
        
        
        shíhuì, [實惠], tangible benefit/material advantages/advantageous (deal)/substantial (discount)
        
        shízhìmíngguī, [實至名歸], fame follows merit (idiom)
        
        xiànshízhǔyì, [現實主義], realism
        luòshí, [落實], practical/workable/to implement/to carry out/to decide
        shílì, [實例], an actual example/living example/an illustration/a demonstration
        hòushi, [厚實], thick/substantial/sturdy/solid
        shíshìqiúshì, [實事求是], to seek truth from facts (idiom)/to be practical and realistic
        hèqiāngshídàn, [荷槍實彈], (of the military or police) to carry loaded rifles ready for an emergency
        shízé, [實則], actually/in fact
        chāoxiànshízhǔyì, [超現實主義], surrealism
        
        yánguòqíshí, [言過其實], to exaggerate/to overstate the facts
        
        shíyòngzhǔyì, [實用主義], pragmatism
        wùshí, [務實], pragmatic/dealing with concrete issues
        shígàn, [實幹], on the job/solid practical work/pragmatic
        
        zhuàngshi, [壯實], robust/sturdy
        shízú, [實足], full/complete/all of
        
        shíyèjiā, [實業家], industrialist
        fùzhūshíshī, [付諸實施], to put into practice/to carry out (idiom)
        jùshí, [據實], according to the facts
        shígànjiā, [實幹家], practical person/constructive person
        xiěshí, [寫實], realism/realistic portrayal/realistic/true to life
        
        
        shǐshí, [史實], historical fact
        
        tātāshíshí, [踏踏實實], steady/steadfast
        shízhèng, [實證], actual proof/concrete evidence/empirical
        
        yǒumíngwúshí, [有名無實], lit. has a name but no reality (idiom); exists only in name/nominal
        míngbùfùshí, [名不副實], the name does not reflect the reality (idiom); more in name than in fact/Reality...
        
        
        
        xiàngshí, [橡實], acorn
        
        xiángshí, [詳實], detailed and reliable/full and accurate
        shíjǐng, [實景], real scene (not set up or posed)/real location (not a film studio set or theater...
        
        
        
        
        kǒushí, [口實], food/salary (old)/a pretext/a cause for gossip
        zhēnqíngshíyì, [真情實意], out of genuine friendship (idiom)/sincere feelings
        
        píngshí, [平實], simple and unadorned/plain/(of land) level/even
        
        
        qièshíkěxíng, [切實可行], feasible
        zhāzhashíshí, [扎扎實實], firm/solid/reliable/real/practical
        
        mìshí, [密實], close (texture)/dense/densely woven
        xūshí, [虛實], what is true and what is false/(to get to know) the real situation
        
        lǎoshibājiāo, [老實巴交], (coll.) docile/well-behaved/biddable
        yīnshí, [殷實], thriving/well-off/substantial
        
        míngbùfúshí, [名不符實], the name does not correspond to reality (idiom); it doesn't live up to its reput...
        míngcúnshíwáng, [名存實亡], the name remains, but the reality is gone (idiom)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        shíxiào, [實效], actual effect/practical result/efficacy
        shízhèngzhǔyì, [實證主義], positivism/empiricism
        
        tāshi, [塌實], variant of 踏實|踏实[tā shi]
        
        zhēncáishíxué, [真才實學], solid learning/real ability and learning/genuine talent
        
        
        xiángshí, [翔實], complete and accurate
        
        
        
        
        
        
        yìngshí, [硬實], sturdy/robust
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        shíshù, [實數], real number (math)/actual value
        shícè, [實測], on-the-spot survey/real measurement
        
        mìmishíshi, [密密實實], thick/concentrated
        
        
        
        xūxūshíshí, [虛虛實實], hard to tell if it's real or sham
        
        

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