Mei You - Daily Mandarin Lesson

"Don't Have" in Mandarin Chinese

Mei You

Meaning

haven't; hasn't; doesn't exist; to not have; to not be

Pronunciation

Tone marks: ►méi yǒu
Tone numbers: mei2 you3

Chinese Characters

Traditional: 沒有
Simplified: 没有

First Character: 沒 (méi) – negative prefix for verbs; have not; not
Second Character: 有 (yǒu) – to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be

Examples of Méi Yǒu

Audio files are marked with ►

►Tā méiyǒu shuōhuǎng.
他沒有說謊。
他没有说谎。
He didn’t tell a lie.

►Míngtiān wǒ méiyǒu kōng.
明天我沒有空。
明天我没有空。
I don't have any free time tomorrow.