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English Definitiondesire; longing; appetite; craving
Simplified Script欲望
Traditional Script慾望
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄩˋ ㄨㄤˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)juk6mong6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
desire; appetite; passion; lust; greed
wàngfull moon; to hope; to expect; to visit; to gaze (into the distance); to look towards; towards

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Words With Same Head Word    
欲仙欲死yù xiān yù sǐto wish one were dead (idiom); (fig.) to be in seventh heaven
欲壑难填yù hè nán tiánbottomless pit of desire (idiom); insatiable greed; carnal cravings are never satisfied and are a main obstruction on the path to enlightenment
欲火焚身yùhuǒ fén shēnburning with desire
Words With Same Tail Word    
希望xīwàngto wish for; to desire; hope
愿望yuànwàngdesire; wish
失望shīwàngdisappointed; to lose hope; to despair
盼望pànwàngto hope for; to look forward to
渴望kěwàngto thirst for; to long for
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