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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.
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zhōng yào
n. traditional Chinese medicine
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xī yào
n. western medicine
yào piàn
n. tablet, pill
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nǐ chī de shì shén me yào
phr. What medicine did you take?
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nǐ chī guò shén me yào ma
phr. Have you taken any medicine?
zhǐ téng yào
n. painkiller, pain killer
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nín hǎo, wó xiáng mǎi xiē gǎn mào yào .
phr. Hello, I want to buy some medicine for a cold.
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zhè gè yào xū yào fàn qián fú yòng .
phr. You should take the medicine before meals.
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yào hé shàng yǒu fú yào shuō míng .
phr. On the medicine container are the usage instructions.
yào diàn
n. drug store
yào píng
n. medicine phial
yào hé
n. pill container
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chī le liǎng piàn yào, tā de bìng jiù hǎo le .
phr. His disease was cured soon after taking two pills.
qǔ yào
v. get medicine, take medicine
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chī diǎnr yào
v. take some medicine
yí lì yào
nphr. a medical pill
zhǐ tòng yào
n. painkiller
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jì de àn shí chī yào
phr. Remember to take the medicine on time.
hē yào
phr. take medicine
hòu huǐ yào
n. (metaphor) medicine for remorse, remedy for bygones
kàng yào xìng
nphr. drug resistance
wú yào kě yī
phr. no medicine can cure, incurable, no cure
qiú yī wèn yào
phr. seek medical advice and consult a doctor about medication
yào láo shǔ
phr. to kill rats with rat poison