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I know 不 is the negative prefix for a verb, such as 不是. However 没 is also a negative prefix, such as 没有, so what is the difference between 不 and 没? Thanks!

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不 is the negative prefix for a verb and adjective, here are some examples: 不对,not right; 不好,not good; 不错,not bad; 你想去购物吗?不去.Do you want to go shopping? No,I don't;

However 没 is focused on existence or ownership, for example: 没有,I don't have it. 从没发生过,This never happens before. 这里没有人, No one is here. 我没钱, I don't have money.

I hope you are clear now!

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