要是

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Chinese[edit]

 
important; vital; to want; to be going to; must; demand; ask; request; coerce
 
is; are; am; yes; to be
simp. and trad.
(要是)

Pronunciation[edit]


Conjunction[edit]

要是

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) if, in case
    要是考試及格的話怎麼辦 [MSC, trad.]
    要是考试及格的话怎么办 [MSC, simp.]
    Yàoshi kǎoshì bù jígé dehuà, zěnmebàn? [Pinyin]
    If I don't pass my exams, what do I do?

Usage notes[edit]

This term can be abbreviated to the shortened form yào (要).

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References[edit]

  • 2005, 景荣 (ed.) 吴, 新时代汉英大词典(缩印本) (in Mandarin/English), 北京: 商务印书馆出版, ISBN 710004345X: