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Pinyin Yale Jyutping English Definition for Chinese Text
yiu1, yiu3 jiu1, jiu3 important / vital / to want / to ask for / will / going to (as future auxiliary) / may / must / (used in a comparison) must be / probably / if

Alternate meanings and pronunciations for this character

Pinyin Yale Jyutping English Definition for Chinese Text
yiu1, yiu3 jiu1, jiu3 to demand / to request / to coerce

Common Chinese Words Using 要

Simplified Chinese Pinyin Yale Jyutping English Definition for Chinese Text
 
chung4, chung5, jung6 yiu1, yiu3 cung4, cung5, zung6 jiu1, jiu3 important / significant / major
 
bat1, fau2 yiu1, yiu3 bat1, fau2 jiu1, jiu3 don't! / must not
 
seui1 yiu1, yiu3 seoi1 jiu1, jiu3 to need / to want / to demand / to require / requirement / need
 
jyu2 yiu1, yiu3 zyu2 jiu1, jiu3 main / principal / major / primary
 
yiu1, yiu3 si6 jiu1, jiu3 si6 if
 
jek3, ji2 yiu1, yiu3 zek3, zi2 jiu1, jiu3 if only / so long as
 
jau6 yiu1, yiu3 zau6 jiu1, jiu3 will / shall / to be going to

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