So I was watching a show and they say, 你不用留爸爸

And I got confused as to why they used 用 in it.

Is it the same when you don't use 用 in that sentence? Like,


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    need to. have to Oct 5, 2019 at 12:53
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    用 means 需要 in this context
    – dROOOze
    Oct 5, 2019 at 13:18
  • What is the context? Can you give us the sentence before and after? Could mean: Don't make Dad stay.
    – Pedroski
    Oct 7, 2019 at 3:00

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你不用留爸爸 means "you don't need to/have to try to make dad stay" 你不留爸爸 would mean "you don't try to make dad stay", so more like stating a fact.

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