要是

ChineseEdit

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

PronunciationEdit


ConjunctionEdit

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 notesEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2005, Wu Jingrong (ed.), New Age Chinese-English Dictionary (in Mandarin/English), Beijing: Commercial Press, ISBN 710004345X:
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