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yào yāo

  1. yào verb to want / to wish for
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Thought 思想
    Notes: (CED 2 '要' yào 1; NCCED 2 '要' yào 1)
  2. yào conjunction if
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (CED 3 '要' yào 1; NCCED 3 '要' yào 1)
  3. yào adverb to be about to / in the future
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (CED 2 '要' yào 5; Kroll '要' yào 3; NCCED 2 '要' yào 7)
  4. yào auxiliary verb to want
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Thought 思想
    Notes: (CED 2 '要' yào 3)
  5. yào auxiliary verb will
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
  6. yào verb to request
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Social Interaction 交际
    Notes: (CED 2 '要' yào 2; NCCED 2 '要' yào 4)
  7. yào noun essential points / crux / gist
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (CED 1 '要' yào 2; Kroll '要' yào 1; NCCED 1 '要' yào 1)
  8. yāo noun waist
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: As a variant of 腰 (Kroll '要' yāo 1)
  9. yāo verb to cinch
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 1a)
  10. yāo noun waistband
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 1b)
  11. yāo verb to need / to require / to demand / to request
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (CED '要' yāo 1; Kroll '要' yāo 2; NCCED '要' yāo 1)
  12. yāo verb to pursue / to seek / to strive for
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 2b)
  13. yāo verb to force / to coerce / to threaten / to compell / to intimidate
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 3; NCCED '要' yāo 2)
  14. yāo verb to obstruct / to intercept
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 4)
  15. yāo verb to agree with
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 5)
  16. yāo verb to invite / to welcome
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 6)
  17. yào verb to summarize
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yào 2)
  18. yào verb essential / important
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (CED 1 '要' yào 1; NCCED 1 '要' yào 2)
  19. yào verb to desire
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Thought 思想
    Notes: (CED 2 '要' yào 1; NCCED 2 '要' yào 2)
  20. yào verb to demand
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
    Notes: (NCCED 2 '要' yào 3)
  21. yào verb to need
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: (CED 2 '要' yào 6; NCCED 2 '要' yào 5)
  22. yào verb should / must
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: (CED 2 '要' yào 4; NCCED 2 '要' yào 6)
  23. yào verb might
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: Used in comparison (CED 2 '要' yào 7; NCCED 2 '要' yào 8)
  24. yào conjunction or
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 要不 (CED 2 '要' yào 2; NCCED 3 '要' yào 2)

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重要要求需要要素概要主要摘要必要纪要要领不要要是不要紧将要要紧只要次要纲要要不要不然要不是要点要好简要首要提要要么要命须要无关紧要政要要闻要员心要想要险要修习止观坐禅法要齐民要术武经总要农桑辑要农桑衣食撮要政府与中共代表会谈纪要要塞要义扼要至關重要重要性要求相快要销释金刚经科仪会要注解金刚经纂要刊定记

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Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《萬章章句上》 Commentary on Wan Zhang I 12
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《太史公自序》 Autobiographical Afterword of the Grand Historian 9
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《憲問第十四》 Commentary on Xian Wen XIV 9
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句上》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou I 7
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《扁鵲倉公列傳》 Biographies of Bian Que and the Duke of Cang 5
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《外戚世家》 Houses of the External Relatives 5
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《雍也第六》 Commentary on Yong Ye VI 4
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《為政第二》 Commentary on Wei Zheng II 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《楚世家》 House of Chu 4
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《天道》 The Way of Heaven 3

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
要绖 要絰 葛要絰 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I 3

Usage

Sampled for common words

ExampleSourceOccurrences
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
五穀 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《玉藻》 The Jade-Bead Pendants of the Royal Cap in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《喪服小記》 Record of Small Matters in the Dress of Mourning in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
節奏 《樂記》 Record of Music in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
宿 《天地》 Heaven and Earth in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
在於 《天道》 The Way of Heaven in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
《天運》 The Revolution of Heaven in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《秋水》 The Floods of Autumn in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《釋木》 Explanation of Trees in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
五百 《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
使 《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
三軍 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《艸部》 Cǎo Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《𦥑部》 Jú Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 2
《㫃部》 Yǎn Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《衣部》 Yī Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《虫部》 Chóng Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 2
使君子不幸不得大道 《大學章句序》 Preface to Commentary on Great Learning in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
第五 《大學章句》 Commentary on Great Learning in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
省察 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 2
治國 《學而第一》 Commentary on Xue Er I in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1