Chinese Traditional:
Chinese Simplified:
Pinyin: yao4
Zhuyin: ㄧㄠˋ
English Meaning: 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)
German Meaning: wollen
Spanish Meaning: querer
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Example Sentences:

你要茶, 還是咖啡?
你要茶, 还是咖啡?
ni3 yao4 cha2, hai2 shi4 ka1 fei1?
Do you want tea or coffee?
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好啊, 我要和你們一起去。
好啊, 我要和你们一起去。
hao3 a1, wo3 yao4 han4 ni3 men5 yi4 qi3 qu4.
OK, I want to go with you.
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我要送你一個生日禮物。
我要送你一个生日礼物。
wo3 yao4 song4 ni3 yi2 ge5 sheng1 ri4 li3 wu4.
I want to give you a birthday gift.
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老闆等一下要用這台電腦。
老板等一下要用这台电脑。
lao3 ban3 deng3 yi2 xia4 yao4 yong4 zhe4 tai2 dian4 nao3.
The boss wants to use this computer later.
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可惡, 不知道我要等多久。
可恶, 不知道我要等多久。
ke3 wu4, bu4 zhi1 dao4 wo3 yao4 deng3 duo1 jiu3.
Damn, don't know how long I have to wait.
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我下個星期要去慕尼黑。
我下个星期要去慕尼黑。
wo3 xia4 ge5 xing1 qi2 yao4 qu4 mu4 ni2 hei1.
I want to go to Munich next week.
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你要坐火車去嗎?
你要坐火车去吗?
ni3 yao4 zuo4 huo3 che1 qu4 ma5?
Do you want to go by train?
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