Chinese Traditional: 快要
Chinese Simplified: 快要
Pinyin: kuai4 yao4
Zhuyin: ㄎㄨㄞˋ ㄧㄠˋ
English Meaning: soon, almost, nearly

Example Sentences:

我們已經當了快要三年的筆友。
我们已经当了快要三年的笔友。
wo3 men5 yi3 jing1 dang1 le5 kuai4 yao4 san1 nian2 de5 bi3 you3.
We have been penpals for nearly three years now.
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好像快要下雨了。
好像快要下雨了。
hao3 xiang4 kuai4 yao4 xia4 yu3 le5.
It looks like it's going to rain soon.
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這家公司快要破產了。
这家公司快要破产了。
zhe4 jia1 gong1 si1 kuai4 yao4 po4 chan3 le5.
The company is on the brink of bankruptcy.
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請稍等一下,我快要到了。
请稍等一下,我快要到了。
qing3 shao1 deng3 yi2 xia4, wo3 kuai4 yao4 dao4 le5.
Please wait a moment. I'm almost there.
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這間工廠快要關閉了。
这间工厂快要关闭了。
zhe4 jian1 gong1 chang3 kuai4 yao4 guan1 bi4 le5.
The factory will close down soon.
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天就快要黑了。
天就快要黑了。
tian1 jiu4 kuai4 yao4 hei1 le5.
It will be dark soon.
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趕快!電影快要開始了。
赶快!电影快要开始了。
gan3 kuai4! dian4 ying3 kuai4 yao4 kai1 shi3 le5.
Hurry up! The movie is about to start.
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Related Words:

 

kuài

1. fast, quick 2. soon, almost 3. pleased

Here: soon

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yào

1. to want, would like to 2. have to, must 3. important, vital 4. to ask for, to request 5. will, be going to (future tense)

Here: will, be going to (future tense)

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