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v. need; want; ask for, demand; request
80%     120%
Other meanings
[yào]   av. would like to, will; should, must; be about to; be determined to do; might (used to indicate an estimate)
[yāo]   char. demand, ask; force coerce; variant of 邀
[yào]   conj. if, in case
[yào]   char. essential points; important
    west (for )
    woman (for )
'要' is part of the following simplified words:
'要' is part of the following traditional words:
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.
yào fàn
v. beg (for food or money)
tā yòu yào le yì qiān kuài qián
phr. He asked for 1000 RMB again.
zhè fèn gōng zuò yào yǒu jīng yàn de rén lái chéng dān
phr. This job needs someone who is full of experience.
nǐ yào de shū
nphr. the book you want/ ask for
yào wǒ bāng máng ma ?
phr. Need my help? May I help?