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ㄧㄠ ˋ

yào

want

要 is a 9 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as yào in the fourth tone, however it can also be pronounced as yāo.

It is made up of the components (cover) and (woman).

  • ㄧㄠ ˋ

    yào

    want

    • ㄒㄧ

      cover

    • ㄋㄩ ˇ

      woman

3 stories have been written about this character — see all
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yao wants a cover for her daughter
by poptart

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The west wants women
by pdmackenzie

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the woman wants nice clothes but may not need them
by joolean

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Pronunciation

We found 2 pronunciations for 要

yào
yāo

Definitions for 要 pronounced as yào

  • important
  • vital
  • to want
  • to ask for
  • will
  • going to (as future auxiliary)
  • may
  • must
  • (used in a comparison) must be
  • probably
  • if

Definitions for 要 pronounced as yāo

  • to demand
  • to request
  • to coerce

Vocabulary

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