yào
n./v. medicine, drug; to kill with poison
Other meanings
[yào]   char. certain chemicals; (lit.) to cure
    (lit) grass (for )
    (only for traditional) grass (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
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nǐ chī de shì shén me yào
phr. What medicine did you take?
zhǐ téng yào
n. painkiller, pain killer
yào diàn
n. drug store
zhǐ tòng yào
n. painkiller
yào láo shǔ
phr. to kill rats with rat poison