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ㄧㄠ ˋ



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



    • ㄒㄧ


    • ㄋㄩ ˇ


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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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Покрывать желания женщины
by Alex

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The old man wants the woman on the magazine cover.
by WDE8251

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We found 2 pronunciations for 要


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


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