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Making Sense of Grammar
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As we mentioned in the last answer, búdà不大 means ‘not very’, while dàbù大不 represents a strong negative tone. For example,

1)你们的观点大不一样。

Nǐmende    guāndiǎn           dàbù            yíyàng

Your             opinion    significantly not    same

‘Your opinions are very different.’   

However, dàbù大不 can only match a limited number of words such as yíyàng 一样 ‘same’, xiāngtóng 相同 ‘same’.
answered Nov 19, 2020 by Mickey (7,400 points)

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