yao4
important; vital; to want; to ask for; will; going to (as future auxiliary); may; must; (used in a comparison) must be; probably; if

yao1
to demand; to request; to coerce

strokes 9
radical
strokes after radical 3
必要 必要 bi4 yao4
necessary; essential; indispensable; required

必要条件 必要條件 bi4 yao4 tiao2 jian4
requirement; necessary condition (math)

必要性 必要性 bi4 yao4 xing4
necessity

不必要 不必要 bu4 bi4 yao4
needless; unnecessary

不得要领 不得要領 bu4 de2 yao4 ling3
to fail to grasp the main points

不要 不要 bu4 yao4
don't!; must not

不要紧 不要緊 bu4 yao4 jin3
unimportant; not serious; it doesn't matter; never mind; it looks all right, but

不要脸 不要臉 bu4 yao4 lian3
to have no sense of shame; shameless

不要在一棵树上吊死 不要在一棵樹上吊死 bu4 yao4 zai4 yi1 ke1 shu4 shang4 diao4 si3
don't insist on only taking one road to Rome (idiom); there's more than one way to skin a cat

吃拿卡要 吃拿卡要 chi1 na2 qia3 yao4
dinner invitations, grabbing, obstructing and demanding bribes; all kinds of abuse of power

充要条件 充要條件 chong1 yao4 tiao2 jian4
necessary and sufficient condition

出来混迟早要还的 出來混遲早要還的 chu1 lai2 hun4 chi2 zao3 yao4 huan2 de5
if you live a life of crime, sooner or later you'll pay for it

次要 次要 ci4 yao4
secondary

大要 大要 da4 yao4
abstract; gist; main points

待要 待要 dai4 yao4
to be about to

得要 得要 dei3 yao4
to need; must

扼要 扼要 e4 yao4
to the point; concise

非必要 非必要 fei1 bi4 yao4
inessential; unnecessary

非要 非要 fei1 yao4
to want absolutely; to insist on (doing something)

概要 概要 gai4 yao4
outline

纲要 綱要 gang1 yao4
outline; essential points

高要 高要 gao1 yao4
Gaoyao county level city in Zhaoqing 肇慶|肇庆, Guangdong

高要市 高要市 gao1 yao4 shi4
Gaoyao county level city in Zhaoqing 肇慶|肇庆, Guangdong

会要 會要 hui4 yao4
dynastic records of imperial China

基本需要 基本需要 ji1 ben3 xu1 yao4
basic necessity; fundamental need

急要 急要 ji2 yao4
urgent

纪要 紀要 ji4 yao4
minutes; written summary of a meeting

既要当婊子又要立牌坊 既要當婊子又要立牌坊 ji4 yao4 dang1 biao3 zi5 you4 yao4 li4 pai2 fang1
see 又想當婊子又想立牌坊|又想当婊子又想立牌坊

简明扼要 簡明扼要 jian3 ming2 e4 yao4
brief and to the point (idiom); succinct

简要 簡要 jian3 yao4
concise; brief

简要介绍 簡要介紹 jian3 yao4 jie4 shao4
brief introduction

将要 將要 jiang1 yao4
will; shall; to be going to

津要 津要 jin1 yao4
(literary) key location; key post (important job)

紧要 緊要 jin3 yao4
critical; crucial; vital

紧要关头 緊要關頭 jin3 yao4 guan1 tou2
urgent and important moment (idiom); critical juncture

就要 就要 jiu4 yao4
will; shall; to be going to

快要 快要 kuai4 yao4
almost; nearly; almost all

漫天要价 漫天要價 man4 tian1 yao4 jia4
to ask for sky-high prices

偏要 偏要 pian1 yao4
to insist on doing sth; must do it, despite everything

齐民要术 齊民要術 qi2 min2 yao4 shu4
Essential skill to benefit the people, sixth century encyclopedia of agricultural knowledge by Jia Sixie 賈思勰|贾思勰

千金要方 千金要方 qian1 jin1 yao4 fang1
Prescriptions Worth a Thousand in Gold, early Tang compendium of herbal medicine by Sun Simiao 孫思邈|孙思邈

切要 切要 qie4 yao4
essential; extremely important

切中要害 切中要害 qie4 zhong4 yao4 hai4
to hit the target and do real damage (idiom); fig. to hit where it hurts; fig. to hit home; an argument that hits the nail on the head

权利要求 權利要求 quan2 li4 yao1 qiu2
claim to rights (copyright, patent etc)

若要人不知,除非己莫为 若要人不知,除非己莫為 ruo4 yao4 ren2 bu4 zhi1 - chu2 fei1 ji3 mo4 wei2
If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it (idiom). fig. If you do something bad, people will inevitably hear about it.

生产要素 生產要素 sheng1 chan3 yao4 su4
factors of production

事情要做 事情要做 shi4 qing2 yao4 zuo4
work that needs to be done; business that needs to be attended to

势要 勢要 shi4 yao4
influential figure; powerful person

收购要约 收購要約 shou1 gou4 yao1 yue1
takeover bid

首要 首要 shou3 yao4
the most important; of chief importance

说话要算数 說話要算數 shuo1 hua4 yao4 suan4 shu4
promises must be kept

死不要脸 死不要臉 si3 bu4 yao4 lian3
to know no shame; to be totally shameless

死要面子 死要面子 si3 yao4 mian4 zi5
to regard face as all-important; to consider loss of face unthinkable

死要面子活受罪 死要面子活受罪 si3 yao4 mian4 zi5 huo2 shou4 zui4
to go through hell for the sake of keeping up appearances (idiom)

索要 索要 suo3 yao4
to ask for; to request; to demand

提要 提要 ti2 yao4
summary; abstract

天要落雨,娘要嫁人 天要落雨,娘要嫁人 tian1 yao4 luo4 yu3 - niang2 yao4 jia4 ren2
the rain will fall, the womenfolk will marry (idiom); fig. the natural order of things; something you can't go against

无关紧要 無關緊要 wu2 guan1 jin3 yao4
indifferent; insignificant

武经总要 武經總要 wu3 jing1 zong3 yao4
"Collection of the Most Important Military Techniques", book published in 1044 during the Northern Song Dynasty

显要 顯要 xian3 yao4
prominent; eminent; important person; notable; dignitary

险要 險要 xian3 yao4
strategically situated and easy to defend; strategic location

想要 想要 xiang3 yao4
to want to; to feel like; to fancy; to care for sb; desirous of

须要 須要 xu1 yao4
must; have to

需要 需要 xu1 yao4
to need; to want; to demand; to require; requirement; need

需要是发明之母 需要是發明之母 xu1 yao4 shi4 fa1 ming2 zhi1 mu3
Necessity is the mother of invention (European proverb).

血债要用血来偿 血債要用血來償 xue4 zhai4 yao4 yong4 xue4 lai2 chang2
A debt of blood must be paid in blood.; Blood calls for blood.

血债要用血来还 血債要用血來還 xue4 zhai4 yao4 yong4 xue4 lai2 huan2
A debt of blood must be paid in blood.; Blood calls for blood.

要功 要功 yao1 gong1
variant of 邀功

要击 要擊 yao1 ji1
to intercept; to ambush

要买人心 要買人心 yao1 mai3 ren2 xin1
variant of 邀買人心|邀买人心

要求 要求 yao1 qiu2
to request; to require; to stake a claim; to ask; to demand

要挟 要挾 yao1 xie2
to threaten; to blackmail

要约 要約 yao1 yue4
to restrict; to agree to a contract; offer; bid

要晕 要暈 yao1 yun1
confused; dazed

要隘 要隘 yao4 ai4
strategic pass

要不 要不 yao4 bu4
otherwise; or else; how about...?; either... (or...)

要不然 要不然 yao4 bu4 ran2
otherwise; or else; or

要不得 要不得 yao4 bu5 de5
intolerable; unacceptable

要不是 要不是 yao4 bu5 shi4
if it were not for; but for

要冲 要衝 yao4 chong1
road hub; major crossroad

要道 要道 yao4 dao4
major road; thoroughfare; main road

要得 要得 yao4 de2
good; fine

要地 要地 yao4 di4
strategic location

要点 要點 yao4 dian3
main point; essential

要端 要端 yao4 duan1
the main points

要犯 要犯 yao4 fan4
major criminal

要饭 要飯 yao4 fan4
to beg (for food or money)

要风得风,要雨得雨 要風得風,要雨得雨 yao4 feng1 de2 feng1 - yao4 yu3 de2 yu3
to get whatever one wants; to have everything going one's way

要害 要害 yao4 hai4
vital part; (fig.) key point; crucial

要好 要好 yao4 hao3
to be on good terms; to be close friends; striving for self-improvement

要谎 要謊 yao4 huang3
to ask an enormous price (as first negotiating step)

要加牛奶 要加牛奶 yao4 jia1 niu2 nai3
with milk; white (of tea, coffee etc)

要价 要價 yao4 jia4
asking price; to ask a price; to demand terms (in negotiations)

要件 要件 yao4 jian4
key document; important condition; criterion; requirement; requisite; cornerstone

要角 要角 yao4 jiao3
significant role; major figure

要津 要津 yao4 jin1
key post

要紧 要緊 yao4 jin3
important; urgent

要径 要徑 yao4 jing4
important path

要诀 要訣 yao4 jue2
the key trick; the secret of success

要看 要看 yao4 kan4
it depends on...

要脸 要臉 yao4 lian3
to save sb's face

要领 要領 yao4 ling3
main aspects; essentials; gist

要路 要路 yao4 lu4
important road; main thoroughfare; fig. key position

要略 要略 yao4 lve4
roughly; outline; summary

要嘛 要嘛 yao4 ma5
either ...; or ...

要么 要麼 yao4 me5
or; either one or the other

要末 要末 yao4 me5
variant of 要麼|要么

要面子 要面子 yao4 mian4 zi5
see 愛面子|爱面子

要命 要命 yao4 ming4
to cause sb's death; very; extremely; frightening; annoying

要目 要目 yao4 mu4
important substance (of a document); key section

要钱 要錢 yao4 qian2
to charge; to demand payment

要强 要強 yao4 qiang2
eager to excel; eager to get ahead in life; strong-minded

要人 要人 yao4 ren2
important person

要塞 要塞 yao4 sai4
stronghold; fort; fortification

要事 要事 yao4 shi4
important matter

要是 要是 yao4 shi5
if

要枢 要樞 yao4 shu1
important traffic hub; key crossroad

要说 要說 yao4 shuo1
as for; when it comes to

要死 要死 yao4 si3
extremely; awfully

要死不活 要死不活 yao4 si3 bu4 huo2
half dead; more dead than alive

要死要活 要死要活 yao4 si3 yao4 huo2
terribly; awfully; desperately

要素 要素 yao4 su4
essential factor; key constituent

要图 要圖 yao4 tu2
main plan; important program

要闻 要聞 yao4 wen2
important news story; headline

要务 要務 yao4 wu4
key task; important affair

要言不烦 要言不煩 yao4 yan2 bu4 fan2
to explain in simple terms; succinct; concise

要样儿 要樣兒 yao4 yang4 er5
appearance; manner

要义 要義 yao4 yi4
the essentials

要有 要有 yao4 you3
to need; to require; must have

要员 要員 yao4 yuan2
key participant; VIP

要账 要賬 yao4 zhang4
to demand repayment; to collect debt

要政 要政 yao4 zheng4
important governmental or administrative matter

要之 要之 yao4 zhi1
in brief; in a word

要职 要職 yao4 zhi2
key job; important position

要旨 要旨 yao4 zhi3
the gist (of a text or argument); the main points

要子 要子 yao4 zi5
straw rope

一定要 一定要 yi1 ding4 yao4
must

硬要 硬要 ying4 yao4
firmly set on doing sth; to insist on doing; determined in one's course of action

有话要说 有話要說 you3 hua4 yao4 shuo1
to speak one's mind

又要马儿好,又要马儿不吃草 又要馬兒好,又要馬兒不吃草 you4 yao4 ma3 er5 hao3 - you4 yao4 ma3 er5 bu4 chi1 cao3
see 又要馬兒跑,又要馬兒不吃草|又要马儿跑,又要马儿不吃草

又要马儿跑,又要马儿不吃草 又要馬兒跑,又要馬兒不吃草 you4 yao4 ma3 er5 pao3 - you4 yao4 ma3 er5 bu4 chi1 cao3
lit. you can't expect the horse to run fast but not let it graze (idiom); fig. you can't have your cake and eat it, too

摘要 摘要 zhai1 yao4
summary; abstract

战略要点 戰略要點 zhan4 lve4 yao4 dian3
strategic point

正要 正要 zheng4 yao4
to be just about to; to be on the point of

政要 政要 zheng4 yao4
important political leader; government dignitary

正中要害 正中要害 zheng4 zhong4 yao4 hai4
to hit the nail on the head (idiom)

只要 只要 zhi3 yao4
if only; so long as

只要功夫深,铁杵磨成针 只要功夫深,鐵杵磨成針 zhi3 yao4 gong1 fu5 shen1 - tie3 chu3 mo2 cheng2 zhen1
If you work at it hard enough, you can grind an iron bar into a needle.; cf idiom 磨杵成針|磨杵成针, to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom); fig. to persevere in a difficult task; to study diligently

至关重要 至關重要 zhi4 guan1 zhong4 yao4
extremely important; vital; crucial; essential

重要 重要 zhong4 yao4
important; significant; major

重要性 重要性 zhong4 yao4 xing4
importance

主要 主要 zhu3 yao4
main; principal; major; primary

自要 自要 zi4 yao4
so long as; provided that

总要 總要 zong3 yao4
nevertheless