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English Definitionto want to; to feel like; to fancy; to care for somebody; desirous of
Simplified Script想要
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄤˇ ㄧㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)soeng2jiu3
Word Decomposition
xiǎngto think; to believe; to suppose; to wish; to want; to miss (feel wistful about the absence of somebody or something)
yàoimportant; vital; to want; to ask for; will; going to (as future auxiliary); may; must; (used in a comparison) must be; probably; if

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
想念xiǎngniànto miss; to remember with longing; to long to see again
想法xiǎngfǎway of thinking; opinion; notion; to think of a way (to do something)
想到xiǎngdàoto think of; to call to mind; to anticipate
想像xiǎngxiàngto imagine; to conceive of; to visualize; imagination
想象xiǎngxiàngto imagine; to fancy
Words With Same Tail Word    
重要zhòngyàoimportant; significant; major
主要zhǔyàomain; principal; major; primary
需要xūyàoto need; to want; to demand; to require; requirement; need
不要bùyàodon't!; must not
只要zhǐyàoif only; so long as
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