Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

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: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CED 1 '要' yào 2; Kroll '要' yào 1; NCCED 1 '要' yào 1)
  8. yāo noun waist
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 腰 (Kroll '要' yāo 1)
  9. yāo verb to cinch
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 1a)
  10. yāo noun waistband
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 1b)
  11. yāo verb to need / to require / to demand / to request
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CED '要' yāo 1; Kroll '要' yāo 2; NCCED '要' yāo 1)
  12. yāo verb to pursue / to seek / to strive for
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 2b)
  13. yāo verb to force / to coerce / to threaten / to compell / to intimidate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 3; NCCED '要' yāo 2)
  14. yāo verb to obstruct / to intercept
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 4)
  15. yāo verb to agree with
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 5)
  16. yāo verb to invite / to welcome
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yāo 6)
  17. yào verb to summarize
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '要' yào 2)
  18. yào verb essential / important
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    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)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷34 志第29 經籍三 Volume 34 Treatises 29: Bibliography 3 103
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百〇七 志第一百六十 藝文六 Volume 207 Treatises 160: Arts and Literature 6 94
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷五十九    志第四十九  藝文三 Volume 59 Treatises 55: The Arts 3 63
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三十二回 Chapter 32 37
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百〇三 志第一百五十六 藝文二 Volume 203 Treatises 156: Arts and Literature 2 36
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十七 志第二十七: 經籍下 Volume 47 Treatises 27: Literature 2 36
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百〇五 志第一百五十八 藝文四 Volume 205 Treatises 158: Arts and Literature 4 36
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百〇六 志第一百五十九 藝文五 Volume 206 Treatises 159: Arts and Literature 5 35
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十四回 Chapter 54 34
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷32 志第27 經籍一 Volume 32 Treatises 27: Bibliography 1 32

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
要节 要節 君要节而踊 The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 《儀禮》 士丧礼 第十二 12. Mourning rites for the common officer 8
执要 執要 右執要 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《雜記上》 Miscellaneous Records I 6
主人要 主人要 主人要节而踊 The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 《儀禮》 士丧礼 第十二 12. Mourning rites for the common officer 6
要盟 要盟 且要盟無質 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 5
要绖 要绖 閔子要绖而服事 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 宣公 Lord Xuan 5
要在 要在 其要在上 Guanzi 《管子》 君臣上第三十 Chapter 30: A Ruler and his Ministers I 5
要囚 要囚 要囚 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 康誥 Zhou Shu - Announcement to the Prince of Kang 3
知要 知要 以不知要故也 Mozi 《墨子》 卷一 所染 Book 1 - That Which Is Affectable 3
黑要 黑要 其子黑要烝焉 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 3
要遮 要遮 以知要遮 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十四 詮言訓 Chapter 14: Explanation of Sayings 3