yào
av. would like to, will; should, must; be about to; be determined to do; might (used to indicate an estimate)
Other meanings
[yāo]   char. demand, ask; force coerce; variant of 邀
[yào]   conj. if, in case
[yào]   v. need; want; ask for, demand; request
[yào]   char. essential points; important
    west (for )
    woman (for )
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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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nín yào hē xiē shén me
phr. What would you like to drink?
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yí dìng yào duì zì jí yǒu xìn xīn
phr. Definitely one has to be confident in himself.
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zài pián yi wǒ jiù yào kuī běn le
phr. I'll lose money if I sell it any cheaper.
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zhè lǐ chàng yí gè xiǎo shí yào wǔ shí kuài qián .
phr. We have to pay 50 RMB per hour for singing here.
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zhè gè píng guǒ yào yí kuài líng wǔ fēn
phr. This apple costs one yuan and five cents.
yào kāi le
phr. (the car, bus, train) is going to leave, will leave; (of water, etc.) is going to boil
yào bàn hǎo
phr. must attend to (an affair or a problem), must finish handling (some work)
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zài yóu jǐ gè yuè tā jiù yào zuò mā ma le
phr. In a few months she will be a mother.
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míng tiān wǒ yào jiàn wǒ de huǒ bàn
phr. I will meet my partner tomorrow.
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huǒ chē yào kāi le .
phr. The train is about to leave.