TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

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 characterEdit

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

  1. necessary, essential
  2. necessity

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale yiu1, yiu3)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

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

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

See also 要する

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

(hiragana よう, romaji )

  1. cornerstone
  2. requirement

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

(hiragana かなめ, romaji kaname)

  1. pivot, cornerstone, keystone

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana かなめ, romaji Kaname)

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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


MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yāo
Zhuyin ㄧㄠ
IPA (key) /i̯ɑʊ̯⁵⁵/
Audio
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VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yāo)

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

VerbEdit

(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.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yào)

  1. vital, important

HanziEdit

(Pinyin yào (yao4), Wade-Giles yao4)

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (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 NanEdit

HanjiEdit

(traditional and simplified, POJ iau, iàu)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(yếu, éo, eo, yêu)

Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 10:15