Chinese Traditional: 就要
Chinese Simplified: 就要
Pinyin: jiu4 yao4
Zhuyin: ㄐㄧㄡˋ ㄧㄠˋ
English Meaning: 1. about to, on the verge of 2. have to, need to
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Example Sentences:

再過不久就要天黑了。
再过不久就要天黑了。
zai4 guo4 bu4 jiu3 jiu4 yao4 tian1 hei1 le5.
It will be dark before long.
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我的姪女明天就要十二歲了。
我的侄女明天就要十二岁了。
wo3 de5 zhi2 nü3 ming2 tian1 jiu4 yao4 shi2 er4 sui4 le5.
My niece is going to be twelve tomorrow.
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他很快就要入伍了。
他很快就要入伍了。
ta1 hen3 kuai4 jiu4 yao4 ru4 wu3 le5.
He will join the army soon.
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電視節目就要開始了。
电视节目就要开始了。
dian4 shi4 jie2 mu4 jiu4 yao4 kai1 shi3 le5.
The TV show is about to start.
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如果你再不離開的話我就要叫警察了!
如果你再不离开的话我就要叫警察了!
ru2 guo3 ni3 zai4 bu4 li2 kai1 de5 hua4 wo3 jiu4 yao4 jiao4 jing3 cha2 le5!
If you don't leave I'll call the police!
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如果你想獲得成功,就要和成功的人交往。
如果你想获得成功,就要和成功的人交往。
ru2 guo3 ni3 xiang3 huo4 de2 cheng2 gong1, jiu4 yao4 han4 cheng2 gong1 de5 ren2 jiao1 wang3.
If you want to be successful in life, surround yourself with successful people.
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如果你想減肥,就要少吃多運動。
如果你想减肥,就要少吃多运动。
ru2 guo3 ni3 xiang3 jian3 fei2, jiu4 yao4 shao3 chi1 duo1 yun4 dong4.
If you want to lose weight you need to eat less and exercise more.
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jiù

1. then, just, right away 2. to approach, to move towards 3. to accomplish, to undertake, to engage in

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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: to want, would like to

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