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Pronunciation : yào
Meaning :
  1. want; ask for; wish; want to;. (v)
  2. must; should; it is necessary (or imperative, essential);. (v)
  3. shall; will; be going to. (v)
  4. need; take. (v)
  5. important; essential. (adj)
Radical :
Strokes : 9
Traditional :
Usage : 77.5%
Notes : also as yāo
1. I want a new schoolbag.
yào xīn shū bāo
: I
: want
: one
: measure word
: new
: book
书包 : bag
2. He wants to learn to swim.
yào xué yóu yǒng
: he
: want to
: learn
游泳 : swim, swimming
3. Shall I stay?
yào bu yào liú xià lái ?
: I
: should, necessary
要不要 : should or shouldn’t ?
: stay
下来 : used after a verb indicating continuation, completion, etc of an action
4. It’s going to rain.
yào xià le
: going to, will be
下雨 : raining
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
5. How much is this computer?
zhè tái diàn nǎo yào duō shǎo qián
: this
: measure word
电脑 : computer
: need
: a lot
: a few, little
多少 : how many, how much
: money
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2 thoughts on “要”

  1. Hi,
    Your english is normally excellent, but
    1. “I wants a new schoolbag” should be “I want a new schoolbag”
    2. “He wants to learn swimming” would normally be “He wants to learn to swim”
    Thanks for all your hard work!

    1. Hi James,
      Sorry, I never notice there is a mistake.
      I have corrected them. Thanks for addressing the mistakes.

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