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yāo
n. waist; kidney; waist (of garments); pocket; middle, halfway
    moon

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.
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yāo dài
n. girdle, belt
yāo chán wàn guàn
phr. very rich, extremely wealthy
zhū yāo
n. pig's kidney
shān yāo
n. half way up the mountain
wān yāo
v. stoop, bend over
tāo yāo bāo
v. (lit) pay, foot the bill
lán yāo yì kǎn
idiom. to cut in half, to cut in the middle (of price, budget, etc.)