未 (wei): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | May 3, 2018

未 (Chinese PinYin: [wèi]; traditional Chinese: 未) may mean: (1) adv. not yet, e.g. 未定 (undecided); (2) adv. not, e.g. 未知 (unknown); (3) noun. eighth of the twelve Earthly Branches. It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions.

1. How to pronounce 未?

Chinese Pinyin: [wèi]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 未

Synonyms: 否, 非,

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 未.

Fixed expression: 未必 (not necessarily), 未成年 (minor), 宝刀未老 (be old but still vigorous in mind and body), 未来 (future), 未婚 (be unmarried), 未婚夫 (fiancé), 未决 (be outstanding), 未了 (be unfinished), 未能 (fail to),

Collocation: 未来几年 (the next few years), 未偿货款 (outstanding loan), 未能完成任务 (failed to complete the task), 未开始 (not started),

Idioms: 未卜先知 (have foresight), 尸骨未寒 (sb.’s remains are scarcely cold yet), 吉凶未卜 (do not know whether it will turn out good or bad), 前所未有 (unprecedented), 乳臭未干 (be wet behind the ears), 惊魂未定 (be still suffering from the shock), 防患未然 (take preventive measures),

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 未 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 未.

4.1 这个事件当时并未被记录下来

Translation: This incident was not recorded at that time.

4.2 只有这块土地未种庄稼。

Translation: Only this land is out of crop.

4.3 等一下, 最好的时机还未到。

Translation: Wait, the best time has not yet arrived.

4.4 我们仍未作出决定

Translation: We have not yet decided.

4.5 三峡大坝不仅是一项工程奇迹,也对其设计者提出了前所未有的挑战。

Translation: The Three Gorges Dam is both a marvel of engineering and the greatest challenge its designers have ever faced.

4.6 这只鸟妈妈已经喂了一只昆虫给自己一只未离巢的雏鸟,现在她又多了两张嗷嗷待哺的小鸟。

Translation: She’s given an insect to one of her nestlings, but now this black-capped vireo mother has two more hungry mouths to feed.

4.7 共享单车在未来几年将会进一步扩张.

Translation: Bike share will expand further in future years.

4.8 对于我和我的妻子来说,保持我们的丁狗族是保持我们现有的生活方式和实现未来计划的最佳选择。

Translation: For my wife and I, keeping our DINKWAD status is the best thing for our lifestyle and future plans.

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