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Pronunciation :
Meaning :
  1. certainly; surely; necessarily. (adv)
  2. must; have to. (adv)
Radical :
Strokes : 5
Traditional :
Usage : 39.6%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
必须
bì xū
: must; have to
2.
必需
bì xū
: need
3.
必要
bì yào
: necessary; essential; indispensable
4.
未必
wèi bì
: not necessarily
5.
不必
bú bì
: need not; not have to
6.
何必
hé bì
: there is no need; why
Sentences:
1. I’ll definitely be there at 3 p.m. tomorrow.
míng tiān xià sān diǎn dào
: I
明天 : tomorrow
下午 : afternoon
三点 : 3 o’clock
: must
: arrive
2. You must start work on time.
men zhǔn shí lái shàng bān
你们 : you (plural)
必须 : must
准时 : on time
: come
上班 : go to work
3. There’s no need to discuss it any more.
méi yǒu yào zài tǎo lùn le
没有 : not have
必要 : essential
: again
讨论 : discuss
: (particle) indicating a request or a command
4. He may not necessarily be able to accept the invitation.
wèi huì jiē shòu yāo qǐng
: he
未必 : not necessarily
: can
接受 : accept
邀请 : invitation
5. You don’t have to go now.
le
: you
不必 : need not, not have to
: go
: (particle) indicating a request or a command
6. I was only joking. Why take it so seriously?
kāi wán xiào ma dàng zhēn ne ?
开玩笑 : joke, make fun of
: measure word
: (particle) indicating that something is obvious
何必 : why
当真 : take seriously, serious
: (particle) used at the end of a special, rhetorical or alternative question to indicate a question
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