不然 bùrán

  1. bùrán conjunction or else / otherwise / if not
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: (CC-CEDICT '不然'; Guoyu '不然' 4)
  2. bùrán adjective not so
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 不如此 (CC-CEDICT '不然'; Guoyu '不然' 1)
  3. bùrán phrase is it possible that?
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 莫不是 (Guoyu '不然' 2)
  4. bùrán phrase that is not ok
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 不行 (Guoyu '不然' 5)
  5. bùrán phrase unhappy
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain:
    Notes: In the sense of 不高兴 (Guoyu '不然' 6)

Contained in

  • 莫不然 equally true for (all the rest) / the same thing applies (for everyone)
  • 要不然 otherwise / or else

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