Meaning of 否

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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (no) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] no, not, un-; negative prefix
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
  • Pinyin: fǒu

    English Definition: to negate; to deny; not
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    是否 [ shì fǒu ]: whether (or not); if; is or isn't
    否则 [ fǒu ]: if not; otherwise; else; or else
    否定 [ fǒu dìng ]: to negate; to deny; to reject; negative (answer); negation
    否认 [ fǒu rèn ]: to declare to be untrue; to deny
    否决 [ fǒu jué ]: to veto; to overrule
    More: 否* | *否 | *否*
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: clogged; evil
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    否极泰来 [ tài lái ]: extreme sorrow turns to joy (idiom)
    一臧一否 [ zāng ]: one good and the other bad (idiom)
    未知臧否 [ wèi zhī zāng ]: to not know whether it's good or bad (idiom)
    More: 否* | *否 | *否*
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