(fēi)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. non-
  2. un-
  3. not be
  4. wrongdoing
  5. simply must (Kangxi radical 175)

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • fēi > fei1

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
非常 fēicháng extremely/extraordinary/very
除非 chúfēi only if/unless
并非 bìngfēi really isn't
非法 fēifǎ illegal
是非 shìfēi right and wrong/truth and fiction/quarrel
无非 wúfēi nothing but/only
阿非利加 Ā fēi lì jiā Africa
阿非利加洲 Ā fēi lì jiā Zhōu Africa/abbr. to 非洲[Fēi zhōu]
安非他命 ān fēi tā mìng amphetamine (medical) (loanword)
安非他明 ān fēi tā míng amphetamine (loanword)
搬弄是非 bān nòng shì fēi to incite a quarrel (idiom)/to sow discord between people/to tell tales/to make mischief
北非 Běi Fēi North Africa
冰冻三尺,非一日之寒 bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yī rì zhī hán three feet of ice does not form in a single day (idiom)/Rome wasn't built in a day
并非 bìng fēi really isn't
不到长城非好汉 bù dào Cháng chéng fēi hǎo hàn lit. until you reach the Great Wall, you're not a proper person/fig. to get over difficulties before reaching the goal
布氏非鲫 bù shì fēi jì zebra tilapia/Tilapia buttikoferi (zoology)
除非 chú fēi only if (..., or otherwise, ...)/only when/only in the case that/unless
答非所问 dá fēi suǒ wèn (idiom) to sidestep the question/to answer evasively
单非 dān fēi a couple in which one of the spouses is not a Hong Kong citizen
颠倒是非 diān dǎo shì fēi to invert right and wrong
东非 Dōng fēi East Africa
东非大地堑 Dōng Fēi dà dì qiàn Great East African rift valley
东非大裂谷 Dōng Fēi dà liè gǔ Great East African rift valley
东非共同体 Dōng Fēi Gòng tóng tǐ East African Community
非阿贝尔 fēi ā bèi ěr (math.) non-abelian
非暴力 fēi bào lì nonviolent
非必需 fēi bì xū inessential
非必要 fēi bì yào inessential/unnecessary
非标准 fēi biāo zhǔn nonstandard/unconventional
非层岩 fēi céng yán unstratified rock
非层状 fēi céng zhuàng unstratified
非常 fēi cháng very/very much/unusual/extraordinary
非常多 fēi cháng duō much/very many
非常感谢 fēi cháng gǎn xiè extremely grateful/very thankful
非常手段 fēi cháng shǒu duàn an emergency measure
非诚勿扰 fēi chéng wù rǎo serious inquiries only
非处方药 fēi chǔ fāng yào over-the-counter drug
非词重复测验 fēi cí chóng fù cè yàn nonword repetition test
非此即彼 fēi cǐ jí bǐ either this or that/one or the other
非但 fēi dàn not only
非党 fēi dǎng non-party
非党人士 fēi dǎng rén shì non-party member
非导体 fēi dǎo tǐ nonconductor (of electricity, heat etc)
非得 fēi děi (followed by a verb phrase, then – optionally – 不可, or 不行 etc) must
非递推 fēi dì tuī nonrecursive
非典 fēi diǎn atypical pneumonia/Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome/SARS
非典型肺炎 fēi diǎn xíng fèi yán atypical pneumonia/Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome/SARS
非动物性 fēi dòng wù xìng inanimacy
非动物性名词 fēi dòng wù xìng míng cí inanimate noun
非独 fēi dú not only/not merely
非都会郡 fēi dū huì jùn non-metropolitan county (England)
非独立 fēi dú lì dependent
非对称 fēi duì chèn asymmetric
非对称式数据用户线 fēi duì chèn shì shù jù yòng hù xiàn Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line/ADSL
非法 fēi fǎ illegal
非法定 fēi fǎ dìng non-statutory/non-governmental
非凡 fēi fán out of the ordinary/unusually (good, talented etc)
非份 fēi fèn improper/presumptuous/assuming/overstepping one's bounds/also written 非分[fēi fèn]
非分 fēi fèn improper/presumptuous/assuming/overstepping one's bounds/also written 非份[fēi fèn]
非分之念 fēi fèn zhī niàn improper idea
非峰值 fēi fēng zhí off-peak
非富即贵 fēi fù jí guì wealthy and respectable people
非负数 fēi fù shù a nonnegative number (i.e. positive or zero)
非富则贵 fēi fù zé guì see 非富即貴|非富即贵[fēi fù jí guì]
非杠杆化 fēi gàng gǎn huà deleveraging (i.e. paying off part of a leverage loan)
非高峰 fēi gāo fēng off-peak
非公式 fēi gōng shì unofficial/informal
非官方 fēi guān fāng unofficial
非规整 fēi guī zhěng irregular/disordered
非国大 Fēi guó dà African National Congress, ANC/abbr. for 非洲人國民大會|非洲人国民大会[Fēi zhōu rén guó mín dà huì]
非核 fēi hé non-nuclear
非核地带 fēi hé dì dài nuclear-free zone
非核国家 fēi hé guó jiā non-nuclear country
非核化 fēi hé huà denuclearization
非核武器国家 fēi hé wǔ qì guó jiā non-nuclear weapon states (NNWS)
非黑即白 fēi hēi jí bái black-or-white (e.g. good or bad, with no middle ground)
非婚生 fēi hūn shēng born out of wedlock/illegitimate
非婚生子女 fēi hūn shēng zǐ nǚ an illegitimate child
非羁押性 fēi jī yā xìng noncustodial (sentence)
非金属 fēi jīn shǔ nonmetal (chemistry)
非军事区 fēi jūn shì qū Demilitarized Zone DMZ
非均质 fēi jūn zhì inhomogeneous
非空 fēi kōng nonempty (set)
非拉丁字符 fēi Lā dīng zì fú non-Latin characters
非礼 fēi lǐ rudeness/insolence/impropriety/harassment/molestation/indecent assault
非利士 Fēi lì shì Philistine (Palestinian people, reputedly uncircumcised, c. 1,000 BC)
非利士族 Fēi lì shì zú Philistine (Palestinian people, reputedly uncircumcised, c. 1,000 BC)
非零 fēi líng nonzero
非驴非马 fēi lǘ fēi mǎ neither fish nor fowl/resembling nothing on earth
非盟 Fēi Méng African Union (AU), abbr. for 非洲聯盟|非洲联盟
非命 fēi mìng violent death/killed in a disaster
非模态 fēi mó tài modeless (computing)
非难 fēi nàn reproof/blame
非你莫属 fēi nǐ mò shǔ it's yours exclusively (idiom)/you are the one/only you deserve it/only you can do it
非欧几何 fēi ōu jǐ hé non-Euclidean geometry
非欧几何学 fēi ōu jǐ hé xué non-Euclidean geometry
非平衡 fēi píng héng non-equilibrium/disequilibrium/unbalance
非平衡态 fēi píng héng tài unbalance/disequilibrium
非亲非故 fēi qīn fēi gù lit. neither a relative nor a friend (idiom)/fig. unrelated to one another in any way
非人 fēi rén not the right person (literary)/inhuman
非人化 fēi rén huà dehumanization
非数字 fēi shù zì non-numeric
非斯 Fēi sī Fes (third largest city of Morocco)
非死不可 Fēi sǐ bù kě Facebook (Internet slang, pun reading "you must die")
非特 fēi tè not only
非条件反射 fēi tiáo jiàn fǎn shè unconditioned reflex (physiology)
非同步 fēi tóng bù asynchronous
非同步传输模式 fēi tóng bù chuán shū mó shì asynchronous transfer mode/ATM
非同凡响 fēi tóng fán xiǎng out of the ordinary
非同小可 fēi tóng xiǎo kě extremely important/no small matter
非微扰 fēi wēi rǎo non-perturbative (physics)
非物质文化遗产 Fēi wù zhì Wén huà Yí chǎn (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage
非吸烟 fēi xī yān nonsmoking
非线性 fēi xiàn xìng nonlinear (math.)
非线性光学 fēi xiàn xìng guāng xué nonlinear optics (physics)
非相对论性 fēi xiāng duì lùn xìng non-relativistic (physics)
非小说 fēi xiǎo shuō non-fiction
非写实 fēi xiě shí nonrepresentational
非要 fēi yào to want absolutely/to insist on (doing something)
非裔 Fēi yì of African descent
非议 fēi yì to criticize
非遗传多型性 fēi yí chuán duō xíng xìng polyphenism
非异人任 fēi yì rén rèn to bear one's own responsibilities and not pass them to others (idiom)
非一日之功 fēi yī rì zhī gōng lit. cannot be done in one day (idiom)/fig. will take much time and effort to accomplish
非音 fēi yīn (ling) unstressed (syllable)
非营利 fēi yíng lì nonprofit/not for profit
非盈利 fēi yíng lì nonprofit
非盈利的组织 fēi yíng lì de zǔ zhī nonprofit organization
非营利组织 fēi yíng lì zǔ zhī nonprofit organization
非盈利组织 fēi yíng lì zǔ zhī nonprofit organization
非赢利组织 fēi yíng lì zǔ zhī not-for-profit organization
非预谋 fēi yù móu unpremeditated
非正常 fēi zhèng cháng abnormal/irregular
非政府 fēi zhèng fǔ non-governmental
非政府组织 fēi zhèng fǔ zǔ zhī non-governmental organization (NGO)
非正式 fēi zhèng shì unofficial/informal
非正数 fēi zhèng shù a nonpositive number (i.e. negative or zero)
非直接 fēi zhí jiē indirect
非致命 fēi zhì mìng not fatal/not life-threatening (medical condition)
非洲 Fēi zhōu Africa/abbr. for 阿非利加洲[A1 fēi lì jiā Zhōu]
非洲大裂谷 Fēi zhōu dà liè gǔ Great East African rift valley
非洲单源说 Fēi zhōu dān yuán shuō single origin out of Africa (current mainstream theory of human evolution)
非洲界 Fēi zhōu jiè Afrotropical realm
非洲开发银行 Fēi zhōu Kāi fā Yín háng African Development Bank
非洲联盟 Fēi zhōu Lián méng African Union
非洲人 Fēi zhōu rén African (person)
非洲人国民大会 Fēi zhōu rén guó mín dà huì African National Congress, ANC
非洲统一组织 Fēi zhōu Tǒng yī Zǔ zhī Organization of African Unity
非洲之角 Fēi zhōu Zhī jiǎo Horn of Africa
非洲锥虫病 Fēi zhōu zhuī chóng bìng sleeping sickness/African trypanosomiasis
非主流 fēi zhǔ liú alternative/non-mainstream
非自然 fēi zì rán unnatural/occult
非宗教 fēi zōng jiào secular (society)/non-religious (party)
官非 guān fēi lawsuit (from Cantonese)
韩非 Hán Fēi Han Fei, also known as Han Feizi 韓非子|韩非子[Hán Fēi zǐ] (c. 280-233 BC), Legalist philosopher of the Warring States Period (475-220 BC)
韩非子 Hán Fēi zǐ Han Feizi, book of Legalist Philosophy authored by Han Fei 韓非|韩非[Hán Fēi] during the Warring States Period (475-220 BC)
胡作非为 hú zuò fēi wéi to run amok (idiom)/to commit outrages
混淆是非 hùn xiáo shì fēi to confuse right and wrong (idiom)
积非成是 jī fēi chéng shì a wrong repeated becomes right (idiom)/a lie or an error passed on for a long time may be taken for the truth
甲基安非他命 jiǎ jī ān fēi tā mìng methamphetamine
今非昔比 jīn fēi xī bǐ things are very different now (idiom)/times have changed
金钱非万能 jīn qián fēi wàn néng money is not omnipotent/money isn't everything/money can't buy you love
绝非 jué fēi absolutely not
口是心非 kǒu shì xīn fēi duplicity/hypocrisy (idiom)
来而不往非礼也 lái ér bù wǎng fēi lǐ yě not to reciprocate is against etiquette (classical)/to respond in kind
李格非 Lǐ Gé fēi Li Gefei (active c. 1090), Northern Song writer and father of southern Song female poet Li Qingzhao 李清照
撩是生非 liáo shì shēng fēi to stir up trouble/to provoke angry exchange
伦敦大学亚非学院 Lún dūn Dà xué Yà Fēi Xué yuàn London University School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
面目全非 miàn mù quán fēi nothing remains the same (idiom)/change beyond recognition
明辨是非 míng biàn shì fēi to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
莫非 mò fēi can it be possible that/could it be
南非 Nán fēi South Africa
南非茶 Nán fēi chá rooibos tea
南非语 Nán fēi yǔ Afrikaans (language)
齐大非偶 qí dà fēi ǒu too rich to be a good match (in marriage) (idiom)
齐大非耦 qí dà fēi ǒu variant of 齊大非偶|齐大非偶[qí dà fēi ǒu]
岂非 qǐ fēi wouldn't it be ... ?
惹是非 rě shì fēi to stir up trouble
惹事生非 rě shì shēng fēi variant of 惹是生非[rě shì shēng fēi]
惹是生非 rě shì shēng fēi to stir up trouble
人非生而知之者,孰能无惑 rén fēi shēng ér zhī zhī zhě, shú néng wú huò Knowledge is not innate to man, how can we overcome doubt?/We are not born with knowledge, how does one achieve maturity? (i.e. without guidance from a teacher - Tang dynasty essayist Han Yu 韓愈|韩愈)
若非 ruò fēi were it not for/if not for
若要人不知,除非己莫为 ruò yào rén bù zhī, chú fēi jǐ mò wéi If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it (idiom). fig. If you do something bad, people will inevitably hear about it.
萨非王朝 Sà fēi Wáng cháo Persian Safavid Dynasty 1501-1722
撒哈拉以南非洲 Sā hā lā yǐ nán Fēi zhōu sub-Saharan Africa
塞翁失马安知非福 sài wēng shī mǎ ān zhī fēi fú the old man lost his mare, but it all turned out for the best (idiom)/fig. a blessing in disguise/it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good/also written 塞翁失馬焉知非福|塞翁失马焉知非福
塞翁失马焉知非福 sài wēng shī mǎ yān zhī fēi fú the old man lost his mare, but it all turned out for the best (idiom)/fig. a blessing in disguise/it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good
扫黄打非 sǎo huáng dǎ fēi to eradicate pornography and illegal publications
圣大非 Shèng dà fēi Santa Fe
圣索非亚 Shèng suǒ fēi yà Hagia Sophia (Greek: Holy wisdom)
圣索非亚大教堂 Shèng suǒ fēi yà Dà jiào táng Hagia Sophia (the main cathedral of Constantinople, subsequently the major mosque of Istanbul)
是非 shì fēi right and wrong/quarrel
是非不分 shì fēi bù fēn unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
是非分明 shì fēi fēn míng to distinguish right from wrong (idiom)
是非莫辨 shì fēi mò biàn unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
是非曲直 shì fēi qū zhí lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom)/fig. merits and demerits/pros and cons
是非之地 shì fēi zhī dì trouble spot/sketchy area
是非自有公论 shì fēi zì yǒu gōng lùn to determine right and wrong based on public opinion (idiom)/Public opinion will judge what's right and wrong.
双非 shuāng fēi a couple where both spouses are not Hong Kong citizens
似懂非懂 sì dǒng fēi dǒng to not really understand/to half-understand
似是而非 sì shì ér fēi apparently right but actually wrong/specious (idiom)
似笑非笑 sì xiào fēi xiào like a smile yet not a smile (idiom)
死于非命 sǐ yú fēi mìng violent death (idiom)/to die in a disaster/an unnatural death
苏非主义 Sū fēi zhǔ yì Sufism (Islamic mystic tradition)
索非亚 Suǒ fēi yà Sofia, capital of Bulgaria
啼笑皆非 tí xiào jiē fēi lit. not to know whether to laugh or cry (idiom)/between laughter and tears
挑拨是非 tiǎo bō shì fēi to incite a quarrel (idiom)/to sow discord between people/to tell tales/to make mischief
痛改前非 tòng gǎi qián fēi completely correcting one's former misdeeds (idiom)/to repent past mistakes and turn over a new leaf/a reformed character
为非作歹 wéi fēi zuò dǎi to break the law and commit crimes (idiom)/malefactor/evildoer/to perpetrate outrages
未可厚非 wèi kě hòu fēi not to be censured too strictly (idiom)/not altogether inexcusable/understandable
文过饰非 wén guò shì fēi to cover up one's faults (idiom)/to whitewash
无非 wú fēi only/nothing else
无可非议 wú kě fēi yì irreproachable (idiom)/nothing blameworthy about it at all
无可厚非 wú kě hòu fēi see 未可厚非[wèi kě hòu fēi]
物是人非 wù shì rén fēi things have remained the same, but people have changed
无事生非 wú shì shēng fēi to make trouble out of nothing
无事献殷勤,非奸即盗 wú shì xiàn yīn qín, fēi jiān jí dào one who is unaccountably solicitous is hiding evil intentions (idiom)
西地那非 xī dì nà fēi sildenafil (virility drug) (loanword)
西非 Xī Fēi West Africa
想入非非 xiǎng rù fēi fēi to indulge in fantasy (idiom)/to let one's imagination run wild
寻事生非 xún shì shēng fēi to look for trouble
亚非拉 Yà Fēi Lā Asia, Africa and Latin America
有仇不报非君子 yǒu chóu bù bào fēi jūn zǐ a real man, if he takes a hit, will seek to even the score (idiom)
有仇不报非君子,有冤不伸枉为人 yǒu chóu bù bào fēi jūn zǐ, yǒu yuān bù shēn wǎng wéi rén one who doesn't avenge an injustice is not a gentleman, one who doesn't redress a wrong is not a man (idiom)
远非如此 yuǎn fēi rú cǐ far from it being so (idiom)
中非 Zhōng Fēi China-Africa (relations)/Central Africa/Central African Republic
中非共和国 Zhōng Fēi Gòng hé guó Central African Republic

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