yào

  1. yào verb to want; to wish for
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    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
    Notes: (CED 3 '要' yào 1; Guoyu '要' conj; 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
    Notes: (CED 2 '要' yào 5; Guoyu '要' adv 3; Kroll 2015 '要' yào 3, pp. 534-535; NCCED 2 '要' yào 7)
  4. yào auxiliary verb to want
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (CED 2 '要' yào 3)
  5. yāo noun a treaty
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 盟约 (Guoyu '要' yāo n 2)
  6. yào verb to request
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (CED 2 '要' yào 2; Guoyu '要' v 3; Kroll 2015 '要' yāo 2, pp. 534-535; NCCED 2 '要' yào 4)
  7. yào noun essential points; crux
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CED 1 '要' yào 2; Guoyu '要' n; Kroll 2015 '要' yào 1, pp. 534-535; NCCED 1 '要' yào 1)
  8. yāo noun waist
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 腰 (Guoyu '要' yāo n 1; Kroll 2015 '要' yāo 1, pp. 534-535)
  9. yāo verb to cinch
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '要' yāo 1a, pp. 534-535)
  10. yāo noun waistband
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '要' yāo 1b, pp. 534-535)
  11. yāo proper noun Yao
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '要' yāo n 3)
  12. yāo verb to pursue; to seek; to strive for
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '要' yāo 2b, pp. 534-535)
  13. yāo verb to force; to coerce; to threaten; to compell; to intimidate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '要' yāo v 4; Kroll 2015 '要' yāo 3, pp. 534-535; NCCED '要' yāo 2)
  14. yāo verb to obstruct; to intercept
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '要' yāo v 5; Kroll 2015 '要' yāo 4, pp. 534-535)
  15. yāo verb to agree with
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '要' yāo v 1; Kroll 2015 '要' yāo 5, pp. 534-535)
  16. yāo verb to invite; to welcome
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '要' yāo v 2; Kroll 2015 '要' yāo 6, pp. 534-535)
  17. yào verb to summarize
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '要' yào 2, pp. 534-535)
  18. yào verb essential; important
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CED 1 '要' yào 1; Guoyu '要' adj 1; NCCED 1 '要' yào 2)
  19. yào verb to desire
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (CED 2 '要' yào 1; NCCED 2 '要' yào 2)
  20. yào verb to demand
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Guoyu '要' v 1; NCCED 2 '要' yào 3)
  21. yào verb to need
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: To need something that one already has (CED 2 '要' yào 6; Guoyu '要' v 2; NCCED 2 '要' yào 5)
  22. yào verb should; must
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (CED 2 '要' yào 4; Guoyu '要' adv 2; NCCED 2 '要' yào 6)
  23. yào verb might
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    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
    Notes: In the sense of 要不 (CED 2 '要' yào 2; Guoyu '要' conj 2; NCCED 3 '要' yào 2)

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