chinachinaman

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From :   Kevin Chaput

Date : 2007-10-09 / 11:52PM

what if I just want to say “No” to someone? I’ve heard people simply say “mei you”

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Pooshybooshy

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 Pooshybooshy hotmail.com 
2007-10-10 / 08:03AM

Ni hao, Kevin. I believe no in Mandarin is Bu. Bu is used as a negative prefix, so it can also mean not.
Mei you means to not have.

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managerbenny

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 Benny bennysland.com 
2007-10-10 / 09:41AM

Thank you Pooshybooshy! Absolutely correct!

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Pooshybooshy

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2007-10-10 / 09:54AM

I do have a good teacher, after all. :)

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