yào want; essential

Made up of [西 west radical 146, female; woman radical 38]
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses 西 component: piào (ticket)
Also uses component: ǎi (low) ān (peace) fù (woman) gū (paternal aunt) hǎo (good) hūn (to marry) jiě (elder sister) lóu (multi-story building) mā (mother) mèi (younger sister) nǎi (milk) rú (as) shǐ (to begin) tā (she) wàng (absurd) xìng (surname)

Sounds same

yào (medicine)

Different tone

yāo (youngest) yǎo (to bite)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 要
Stroke order for character 要, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

人要脸,树要皮 rén yaò liǎn, shù yaò pí Reputation ('face') must be maintained at all costs
也要马儿好,也要马儿不吃草 yě yaò mǎ ér haǒ, yě yaò mǎ ér bù chī caǒ To prosper you must make compromises, you can not have it all your own way

Phrases

wǒ mén yào liǎng bēi kā fēi We want two cups of coffee
nǐ hǎo wǒ yào mǎi yī zhāng piào Hello, I want to buy a ticket
nǐ yào qù nà r Where do you want to go?
wǒ yào yī píng qīng dǎo pí jiǔ I want a bottle of Qingdao beer
nǐ yào nà zhǒng yán sè What color do you want?
hái yào qīng cài mǎ Are there any more vegetables?

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