(yāo )

要 English Translation

The English meaning of (yāo ) is:

  • to demand
  • to request
  • to coerce

(yào )

要 English Translation

The English meaning of (yào ) is:

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

Example Usage of 要


Bùyào zài bǎ wǒ dàngchéng “zhèngcháng” rén! Stop seeing me as a "normal" person!

Tā bànnián hòu jiù yào chūguóle. She's leaving the country in six months.

Tā fāshì yào jièyān. He vowed to give up smoking.

Yào wánchéng shíyàn, sān gè yuè tài duǎnle. Three months is too short a time to finish the experiment.

Nǐ duōjiǔ hòu xūyào tā? How soon do you need it?

Tā hěn niánqīng, gèng zhòngyào de shì, tā hěn shuài. He is young and, what is more, handsome.

Chéngxìn shì yīzhǒng zhòngyào dì měidé. Honesty is a capital virtue.

Yào qù bówùguǎn, nǐ jiù dé chéng nà liàng chē. You have to get on that bus to go to the museum.

Wǒ yě xiǎng yào hé nǐ shēnshang nà jiàn tóngyàng de wàitào. I want the same jacket as you are wearing.

Nǐ juédé tā zuì xiǎng yào shénme jìniànpǐn? What souvenir do you think she would like most?

Bùyào bǎ wǒmen de jìhuà gàosù rènhé rén. Don't tell anyone our plan.

Rúguǒ nǐ xūyào bǐ dehuà, wǒ jiè nǐ yī zhī. If you need a pen, I'll lend you one.

Wǒ xūyào gòumǎi xīn de jìng jià. I need to buy new spectacle frames.

Wǒ yào huí fángjiānle, zài nà'er wǒ kěyǐ xuéxí. I am going to my room, where I can study.

Zhè jiàn shì zhì guān zhòngyào. This is a matter of capital importance.

Tā yǒu hěnduō shì yào zuò. She has a lot of things to do.

Yīgèrén yào wèi tā de xíngwéi fùzé. A man is responsible for his deeds.

Bùyào lā wǒ de tuǐ! Don't pull my leg!

Wǒ yào yùdìng yī jiàn 6 yuè 3 rì de dān rén fáng. I'd like to reserve a single room on June 3.

Bùyào xiāngxìn yīgè nǐ yīdiǎn dōu bù liǎojiě tā guòqù de rén. Don't trust a man whose past you know nothing about.

Nǐ wèishéme shuō yào qù gōngyuán sànbù? Why are you saying you want to walk in the park?

Wǒ xiǎng yào qù lúndūn. I'd like to go to London.

Kòngzhì yì gè bānjí xūyào nǐ zuò lǎoshī de suǒyǒu jìnéng. To control a class calls for all your skills as a teacher.

Fúwù shēng, wǒ yàodiǎn cài. Waiter, I'd like to order.

Wǒ bàba jiānchí yào wǒ qù nà dìfāng kàn kàn. My father insisted that I should go to see the place.

Yào zhǎngwò fǎyǔ yīdiǎn dōu bù róngyì. It's not easy to master French at all.

Nǐ xiǎng yào shénme? What do you want?

Qǐng bùyào zuò rènhé yǒu sǔn sōngyě jiāzú míngshēng de shì! Please don't do anything that would besmirch the Matsuno family name!

Wǒmen zhèng yào jìn fángjiān. We were just about to enter the room.

Bùyào tàntīng biérén de shì. Don't pry into the affairs of others.

Bùyào chāshǒu wǒ de shì. Don't interfere in my affairs.

Wǒ shēn fù yīgè zhòngyào de rènwù. I am charged with an important mission.

“Děng tā huílái, wǒ yào ràng tā gěi nǐ dǎ diànhuà ma?”“Shì de, xièxiè.” "Shall I have him call you when he gets back?" "Yes, please."

Tā hěn xiǎng yào yītiáo xīn de liányīqún. She wants a new dress badly.

Ken qī yuèdǐ yào qù měiguóle. Ken is going to the United States at the end of July.

Zhè běnshū shuí xiǎng yào jiù gěi shuí ba. Let's give the book to whoever wants it.

Wǒ shuìjiào qián zǒng yào xǐ gè zǎo. I always take a bath before going to bed.

Suǒyǒu de yīyào fèi wǒ dàgài yào fù duōshǎo? About how much will I have to pay for all the treatments?

Zǒuzhe qù huǒchē zhàn yào duōjiǔ? How long does it take to walk to the station?

Nǐ yào gèng hǎo dì lìyòng xiánxiá shíjiān. You should make better use of your free time.

Yào juédìng zài jiérì de shíhòu chuān shénme shì jiàn lèi rén de shì. It's a hassle trying to decide what to wear to the party.

Yào jiě kāi móushā bèihòu qiáncáng zhī mí! Solve the mystery lurking behind the murder!

Tā huì bǎ tā de zhàopiàn gěi xiǎng yào de rén. She will give her picture to whoever wants it.

Méiyǒu shé me hé hépíng yīyàng zhòngyào. Nothing's as important as peace.

Ràng wǒ zhīdào wǒ shìfǒu xūyào gǎibiàn. Let me know if I need to change.

Wǒmen xūyào de shì bāngzhù. What we need is help.

Wǒ xiǎng yào gè néng zhuāng zhèxiē wánjù de hézi. I want a box in which to keep these toys.

Wǒ jǐnkuài xūyào. I need it ASAP.

Bùyào yǐnmán nǐ duì cǐ de xiǎngfǎ. Don't conceal what you feel about it.

Shǒuxiān, wǒ yào tīng tīng shuāngfāng de yìjiàn. First, I should hear both sides.



Decomposition of 要


Chinese words containing 要

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