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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
要-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形): a woman () with two hands pointing to her midsection.

Original meaning was "waist" (now ). The hands gradually shifted upwards; the in the modern form evolved from the hands and the woman's head.

Han character[edit]

(radical 146 西+3, 9 strokes, cangjie input 一田女 (MWV), four-corner 10404, composition)

  1. necessary, essential
  2. necessity

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1128, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 34768
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1597, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2805, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+8981

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale yiu1, yiu3)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ yau (yau1), yàu (yau3), Guangdong zau1, zau5 [Hailu], jau1, jeu1, jeu5 [Siyan], jau1 [Bao'an, Dongguan], jau1, jeu1 [Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim yau1, yau4)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

See also 要する

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana よう, romaji )

  1. cornerstone
  2. requirement

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かなめ, romaji kaname)

  1. pivot, cornerstone, keystone

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana かなめ, romaji Kaname)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(yo) (hangeul , revised yo, McCune-Reischauer yo, Yale yo)


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yāo
Zhuyin ㄧㄠ
IPA (key) /i̯ɑʊ̯⁵⁵/
Audio
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Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yāo)

  1. to demand, to ask, to request
  2. to force, to coerce

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yào)

  1. to want
    睡觉。 wǒ yào shuìjiào.
    I want to sleep.
  2. will, going to (as future auxiliary)
    • John 1.7
      这人来,为作见证,就是为光作见证,叫众人因他可以信。
      Zhè rén lái, wèi yào zuò jiànzhèng, jiùshì wèi guāng zuò jiànzhèng, jiào zhòngrén yīn tā kĕyǐ xìn.
      The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
    走了。 wǒ yào zǒu le.
    I am going to go.
  3. may, must
    不要喝酒。 bùyào hē jiǔ.
    Don't drink alcohol.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yào
Zhuyin ㄧㄠˋ
IPA (key) /i̯ɑʊ̯⁵¹/

Adjective[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yào)

  1. vital, important

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin yào (yao4), Wade-Giles yao4)

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-11.
  • "Sentences with 要", Tatoeba. URL accessed on 2014-03-11.

Min Nan[edit]

Hanji[edit]

(traditional and simplified, POJ iau, iàu)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(yếu, éo, eo, yêu)