The character 欲 means desire and is pronounced as 「yù」 in the fourth tone. Its meaning comes from the components valley 谷 and owe 欠. Its sound (probably) comes from the character 欠 qiàn. It can also be written as 慾.
deficient, to lack
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desire + expect
desire, longing, appetite, craving
food + desire
suí xīn suǒ yù
ㄙㄨㄟˊ ㄒㄧㄣ ㄙㄨㄛˇ ㄩˋ
follow + heart + place + desire
to follow one's heart's desires, to do as one pleases (idiom)
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