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English Definitionto request; to require; to stake a claim; to ask; to demand
Simplified Script要求
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄠ ㄑㄧㄡˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jiu1kau4
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
yāoto demand; to request; to coerce
qiúto seek; to look for; to request; to demand; to beseech

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
要功yāogōngvariant of 邀功
要挟yāoxiéto threaten; to blackmail
要击yāojīto intercept; to ambush
要晕yāoyūnconfused; dazed
要约yāoyuēto restrict; to agree to a contract; offer; bid
Words With Same Tail Word    
请求qǐngqiúto request; to ask; request
征求zhēngqiúto solicit; to seek; to request (opinions, feedback etc); to petition
追求zhuīqiúto pursue (a goal etc) stubbornly; to seek after; to woo
力求lìqiúto make every effort to; striving to do one's best
需求xūqiúrequirement; to require; (economics) demand
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