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不客气 búkèqi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

不客气 (búkèqi) English Meaning

  • you’re welcome
  • it’s my pleasure (answer to someone who thanks)
  • Literally “Don’t be polite.”

Traditional Characters: 不客氣 |

不 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

客 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

气 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 不客气。
    Bù kèqì.
    You’re welcome.
Examples when you want to convey something is “not polite:”  Note: This is advanced level Chinese and not what is conveyed in HSK 1.
 
  • 那位顾客对女店员不客气的回答感到忿怒。
    Nà wèi gùkè duì nǚ diànyuán bù kèqì de huídá gǎndào fèn nù.
    The customer was angry with the salesgirl for her impolite answer.
  • 只要你安分守己,这里就太平。如果你捣乱,他们就会对你不客气。
    Zhǐyào nǐ ānfènshǒujǐ, zhèlǐ jiù tàipíng. Rúguǒ nǐ dǎoluàn, tāmen jiù huì duì nǐ bù kèqì.
    It’s alright here as long as you’re self-sufficient; if you aren’t they’ll treat you badly.
  • 说起来这是件不客气且愚蠢的事。除非她道歉并得到谅解,否则,她的心灵将是无法安宁下来的。
    Shuō qǐlái zhè shì jiàn bù kèqì qiě yúchǔn de shì. Chúfēi tā dàoqiàn bìng dédào liàngjiě, fǒuzé, tā de xīnlíng jiāng shì wúfǎ ānníng xiàlái de.
    It was an unkind, stupid thing to say and she will have no peace of mind until she’s apologized and been forgiven.
  • 如果你不老实话,我定会对你不客气。Rúguǒ nǐ bùlǎo shíhuà, wǒ dìng huì duì nǐ bù kèqì.
    If you don’t behave, I’ll come down on you with a heavy hand.
  • 你明天不把钱还给我,我就不客气了。
    Nǐ míngtiān bù bǎ qián hái gěi wǒ, wǒ jiù bù kèqìle.
    I pity you, if you can’t pay me the money by tomorrow.

Stroke Order & Character Components

不 (bú): (negative prefix)​ no, not

  • (yī): one
  • Unidentified strokes

客 (kè): visitor; guest; customer

  • 宀 (mián): roof
  • 夂 (zhǐ): to go
  • 口 (kǒu): mouth
  • 各 (gè): each; every

气 (qì): gas; air; smell; weather; to make angry; to annoy; to get angry; vital energy; qi

  • (yī): one
  • Unidentified strokes

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 不

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 客

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 气

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 生气 (shēng qì): angry; mad; offended; animated; to get angry; to be enraged; to take offense; animation

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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