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yào(yao4) , yāo(yao1) , yǎo(yao3) // pronunciations of 要 in Mandarin Pinyin

Basic information about 要

Unihan definition: necessary, essential; necessity

Number of strokes: 9
Examples of other characters consisting of 9 strokes: , , , , , , , , ,

Radical:  146.3

HSK level: 2
Other HSK 2 characters: , , , , , , , , , more hsk 2 charaters »

Frequency rank: 26

General standard index number: 1441

English translation (based on CEDICT):

要[yāo]:
- to demand
- to request
- to coerce
要[yào]:
- important
- vital
- to want
- to ask for
- will
- going to (as future auxiliary)
- may
- must
- (used in a comparison) must be
- probably
- if

Details

Unicode code point: U+8981

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